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Moon phase on 19 May 2017 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | May 2017

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 45% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 May 2017 at 00:33 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1859"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2017 after 21 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 May 2017 at 19:44
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2017 at 12:42
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 9 June 2017 at 13:10
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 17 June 2017 at 11:33

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 214 / 1167

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 214 of Meeus index or 1167 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 214 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 215 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356°. 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 before perigee

6 days after point of apogee on 12 May 2017 at 19:51 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 26 May 2017 at 01:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 385 566 km

Moon is 385 566 km (239 580 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 210 km (221 960 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 01:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days to meet ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2017 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.302°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.362° in the next northern standstill on 27 May 2017 at 23:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 25 May 2017 at 19:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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