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 ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 June 2034 at 19:44 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2034 after 21 days on 1 July 2034 at 17:44.
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 425 of Meeus index or 1378 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2034. It is 36 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 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠25.4°.
11 days after point of apogee on 30 May 2034 at 11:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 June 2034 at 21:42 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 369 192 km (229 405 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 644 km (224 094 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 13:46 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 23 June 2034 at 06:36 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 3 June 2034 at 15:58 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.405°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.417° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 June 2034 at 18:29 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 days on 16 June 2034 at 10:26 in ♊ Gemini 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.