Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 6 August 2072 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 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 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 August 2072 at 04:15 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2072 after 22 days on 28 August 2072 at 15:59.
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 897 of Meeus index or 1850 from Brown series.
Length of current 897 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2072. It is 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 898 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠333.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.4°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 1 August 2072 at 19:10 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 14 August 2072 at 14:59 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 394 160 km (244 920 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 834 km (222 348 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 1 August 2072 at 17:10 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 August 2072 at 05:10 in ♍ Virgo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 27 July 2072 at 08:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.639°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.592° in the next northern standstill on 10 August 2072 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 14 August 2072 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.