Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 July 2028 at 20:57 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2028 after 20 days on 5 August 2028 at 08:10.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 352 of Meeus index or 1305 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 34 minutes. It is 52 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 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠308.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠330.4°.
3 days after point of apogee on 11 July 2028 at 22:26 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 July 2028 at 22:14 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 398 428 km (247 572 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 633 km (224 708 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 7 July 2028 at 09:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 July 2028 at 16:09 in ♋ Cancer.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 4 July 2028 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.933°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.940° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 July 2028 at 07:49 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 22 July 2028 at 03:02 in ♋ Cancer 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.