Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 5 August 2026 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 6 August 2026 at 02:21 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 22 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 328 of Meeus index or 1281 from Brown series.
Length of current 328 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 329 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 25 July 2026 at 16:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 370 118 km (229 981 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 288 km (225 737 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 31 July 2026 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 August 2026 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 26 July 2026 at 03:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.067°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.107° in the next northern standstill on 8 August 2026 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 12 August 2026 at 17:37 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.