Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 8 July 2072 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Length of current 896 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 59 minutes. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 897 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
3 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2072 at 05:53 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 July 2072 at 07:53 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 399 519 km (248 250 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 898 km (224 252 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 5 July 2072 at 13:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 July 2072 at 20:41 in ♍ Virgo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 30 June 2072 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.704°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.668° in the next northern standstill on 14 July 2072 at 10:48 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 15 July 2072 at 17:56 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.