Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 28 July 2081 Monday 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 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 July 2081 at 00:39 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2081 after 21 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15.
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 1008 of Meeus index or 1961 from Brown series.
Length of current 1008 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 1009 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠322.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.4°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2081 at 19:37 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 6 August 2081 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 397 988 km (247 298 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 262 km (223 235 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 24 July 2081 at 18:52 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 August 2081 at 04:49 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 18 July 2081 at 08:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.389°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.454° in the next northern standstill on 1 August 2081 at 22:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 5 August 2081 at 01:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.