Crescent ♊ Gemini
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 13 August 2028 at 11:45 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 21 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48.
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 353 of Meeus index or 1306 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 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 5 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠347.7°.
4 days after point of apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 392 811 km (244 081 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 074 km (222 497 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 3 August 2028 at 16:20 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2028 at 00:38 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.931°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.876° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 August 2028 at 17:21 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 20 August 2028 at 10:44 in ♌ Leo 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.