Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 April 2077 at 02:50 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2077 after 21 days on 8 May 2077 at 02:23.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 955 of Meeus index or 1908 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2077. It is 22 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28°.
11 days after point of apogee on 5 April 2077 at 09:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 April 2077 at 00:47 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 369 206 km (229 414 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 175 km (224 424 mi).
4 days after descending node on 12 April 2077 at 10:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2077 at 03:43 in ♊ Gemini.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 14 April 2077 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.720°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.782° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 April 2077 at 12:56 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 22 April 2077 at 17:20 in ♈ Aries 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.