Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 June 2073 at 11:12 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2073 after 21 days on 19 July 2073 at 05:04.
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 908 of Meeus index or 1861 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 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 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠250°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠284.5°.
11 days after point of perigee on 15 June 2073 at 21:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 June 2073 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 405 345 km (251 870 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 196 km (251 156 mi).
3 days after descending node on 23 June 2073 at 19:45 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 8 July 2073 at 01:28 in ♌ Leo.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 20 June 2073 at 11:20 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.607°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.610° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 July 2073 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 5 July 2073 at 07:16 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.