Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 29 July 2100 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 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.
Length of current 1243 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 1244 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠261°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.6°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 04:16, this is 12 days after last perigee on 16 July 2100 at 14:15 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the 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 farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 125 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 24 July 2100 at 11:05 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 2100 at 17:51 in ♍ Virgo.
5 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 19 July 2100 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.246°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.293° in the next northern standstill on 2 August 2100 at 09:03 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 5 August 2100 at 23:02 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.