Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 2 July 2097 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 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 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 July 2097 at 17:05 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2097 after 21 days on 24 July 2097 at 09:54.
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 1205 of Meeus index or 2158 from Brown series.
Length of current 1205 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 44 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2097. It is 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 1206 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of apogee on 24 June 2097 at 09:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 July 2097 at 18:43 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 380 302 km (236 309 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 840 km (222 351 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 20 June 2097 at 09:05 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 July 2097 at 19:44 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2097 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.434°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.459° in the next northern standstill on 8 July 2097 at 15:01 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 9 July 2097 at 08:58 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.