Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 8 July 2072 at 13:53 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2072 after 21 days on 30 July 2072 at 00:17.
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 896 of Meeus index or 1849 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 59 minutes. It is 34 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 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠313.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠333.8°.
3 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2072 at 05:53 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 July 2072 at 07:53 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 399 519 km (248 250 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 898 km (224 252 mi).
2 days after descending node on 5 July 2072 at 13:03 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 July 2072 at 20:41 in ♍ Virgo.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 30 June 2072 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.704°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.668° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 July 2072 at 10:48 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 15 July 2072 at 17:56 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.