Quarter* ♓ Pisces
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 June 2028 at 04:27 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2028 after 22 days on 6 July 2028 at 18:11.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 351 of Meeus index or 1304 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠278.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠308.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 04:46. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 31 May 2028 at 06:18 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 26 June 2028 at 04:14 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 222 km (251 172 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2028. It is 1 186 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 171 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after ascending node on 10 June 2028 at 02:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 June 2028 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 7 June 2028 at 11:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.908°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.920° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 June 2028 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 days on 22 June 2028 at 18:27 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.