Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 31 July 2097 Wednesday 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 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 August 2097 at 01:24 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2097 after 22 days on 22 August 2097 at 23:52.
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 1206 of Meeus index or 2159 from Brown series.
Length of current 1206 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 1207 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.5°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 21 July 2097 at 14:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 August 2097 at 01:35 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 373 508 km (232 087 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 915 km (224 262 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 21:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 13 August 2097 at 12:51 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 21:54 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2097 at 05:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.475°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.559° in the next northern standstill on 5 August 2097 at 00:09 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 7 August 2097 at 16:00 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.