Crescent ♊ Gemini
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 September 2029 at 04:33 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2029 after 21 days on 22 September 2029 at 16:29.
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 366 of Meeus index or 1319 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 19 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 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠309.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠331.3°.
3 days after point of apogee on 29 August 2029 at 04:45 in ♉ Taurus. 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 10 September 2029 at 04:27 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 399 424 km (248 191 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 349 km (224 532 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 19 August 2029 at 15:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 September 2029 at 01:43 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 23:36 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.127°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.021° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 14 September 2029 at 18:54.
In 6 days on 8 September 2029 at 10:44 in ♍ Virgo 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.