Crescent ♉ Taurus
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 ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 July 2042 at 05:38 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 22 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.
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 525 of Meeus index or 1478 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠57.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠88.8°.
1 day after point of perigee on 9 July 2042 at 07:47 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 July 2042 at 20:11 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 363 495 km (225 865 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 290 km (251 214 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 13:42 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 24 July 2042 at 06:34 in ♎ Libra.
At 13:42 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 2 July 2042 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.069°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.092° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 July 2042 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 17 July 2042 at 05:52 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.