Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 5 August 2083 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 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 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 August 2083 at 12:38 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2083 after 21 days on 27 August 2083 at 11:00.
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 1033 of Meeus index or 1986 from Brown series.
Length of current 1033 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 1034 length.
Length of current synodic month is 7 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 56 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠232°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠266.6°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 26 July 2083 at 06:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 August 2083 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 403 881 km (250 960 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 508 km (251 350 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 29 July 2083 at 04:55 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 August 2083 at 13:29 in ♌ Leo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 26 July 2083 at 00:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.954°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.955° in the next northern standstill on 8 August 2083 at 19:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 13 August 2083 at 12:45 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.