Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 June 2030 at 17:19 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2030 after 21 days on 15 July 2030 at 02:12.
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 376 of Meeus index or 1329 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 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 29 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 34 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠189°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠213.7°.
8 days after point of perigee on 14 June 2030 at 23:37 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 June 2030 at 14:14 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 396 568 km (246 416 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 881 km (252 203 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 15 June 2030 at 05:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2030 at 23:50 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 15 June 2030 at 07:44 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.735°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.734° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 June 2030 at 02:45 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 30 June 2030 at 21:34 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.