Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 July 2100 at 05:09 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2100 after 21 days on 19 August 2100 at 21:29.
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 1243 of Meeus index or 2196 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠261°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠294.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 04:16. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 16 July 2100 at 14:15 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 10 August 2100 at 16:07 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 404 176 km (251 143 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2100. It is 1 232 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 125 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after ascending node on 24 July 2100 at 11:05 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 August 2100 at 17:51 in ♍ Virgo.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 19 July 2100 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.246°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.293° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 August 2100 at 09:03 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 5 August 2100 at 23:02 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.