Quarter ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 August 2066 at 20:59 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 22 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 823 of Meeus index or 1776 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 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 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠236.4°.
8 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2066 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 August 2066 at 05:19 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 397 942 km (247 270 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 122 km (251 731 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 3 August 2066 at 08:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2066 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 2 August 2066 at 00:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.680°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.625° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 August 2066 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 days on 21 August 2066 at 00:50 in ♍ Virgo 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.