Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 July 2079 at 17:54 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2079 after 22 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00.
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 983 of Meeus index or 1936 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠12°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28.8°.
10 days after point of apogee on 11 July 2079 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 July 2079 at 14:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 371 338 km (230 739 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 454 km (224 597 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 12:53 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 3 August 2079 at 04:34 in ♎ Libra.
At 12:53 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
8 days since the previous standstill on 12 July 2079 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.936°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.003° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 July 2079 at 06:44 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 28 July 2079 at 08:33 in ♌ Leo 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.