Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 July 2032 at 09:25 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2032 after 22 days on 21 August 2032 at 01:47.
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 402 of Meeus index or 1355 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠140.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠166.3°.
5 days after point of perigee on 23 July 2032 at 18:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 August 2032 at 17:16 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 375 959 km (233 610 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 532 km (252 607 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 06:13 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 12 August 2032 at 19:55 in ♎ Libra.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 20 July 2032 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.579°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.514° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 August 2032 at 21:35 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 6 August 2032 at 05:11 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.