Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 July 2073 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 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 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 July 2073 at 04:29 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2073 after 22 days on 17 August 2073 at 17:45.
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 909 of Meeus index or 1862 from Brown series.
Length of current 909 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 48 minutes. It is 59 minutes longer than next lunation 910 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠284.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 25 July 2073 at 19:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 August 2073 at 17:22 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 405 160 km (251 755 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 543 km (227 138 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 21 July 2073 at 02:27 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 4 August 2073 at 08:57 in ♌ Leo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 17 July 2073 at 20:15 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.591°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.570° in the next northern standstill on 1 August 2073 at 07:46 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 3 August 2073 at 17:04 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.