Crescent ♊ Gemini
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 August 2030 at 01:15 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2030 after 21 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18.
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 378 of Meeus index or 1331 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 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 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠244.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠279.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 22:49. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 9 August 2030 at 22:50 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 4 September 2030 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 174 km (251 142 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2030. It is 1 234 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 123 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 8 August 2030 at 19:44 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 22 August 2030 at 08:09 in ♊ Gemini.
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.
12 days since the previous standstill on 9 August 2030 at 01:58 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.572°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠22.465° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 August 2030 at 18:22 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 28 August 2030 at 23:07 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.