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Moon phase on 4 May 2021 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | May 2021

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

Last Quarter 43% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 May 2021 at 19:50 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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1869"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2021 after 21 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2021 at 19:00
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2021 at 19:13
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2021 at 11:14
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2021 at 07:24

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 263 / 1216

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 263 of Meeus index or 1216 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 263 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2021. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 264 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠154.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠154.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠178.9°. 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°).

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2021 at 15:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 May 2021 at 21:54 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 383 444 km

Moon is 383 444 km (238 261 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 512 km (252 595 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 29 April 2021 at 09:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2021 at 10:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2021 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.591°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.640° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2021 at 22:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 11 May 2021 at 19:00 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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