Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 31 July 2059 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 31 July 2059 at 16:43 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2059 after 22 days on 23 August 2059 at 09:42.
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 736 of Meeus index or 1689 from Brown series.
Length of current 736 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 737 length.
Length of current synodic month is 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠119.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
4 days after point of perigee on 26 July 2059 at 20:05 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 August 2059 at 09:12 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 369 648 km (229 689 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 129 km (252 357 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 20 July 2059 at 05:06 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 August 2059 at 19:16 in ♉ Taurus.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 23 July 2059 at 10:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.645°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.681° in the next northern standstill on 5 August 2059 at 06:00 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 8 August 2059 at 07:37 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.