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Moon phase on 23 May 2030 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | May 2030

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

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 May 2030 at 04:57 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 ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1882"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2030 after 23 days on 15 June 2030 at 18:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 24 May 2030 at 04:57
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2030 at 06:21
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 9 June 2030 at 03:36
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2030 at 18:41

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 375 / 1328

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 375 of Meeus index or 1328 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 375 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 56 minutes longer than next lunation 376 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠165.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠189°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2030 at 13:45 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 31 May 2030 at 06:14 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 380 821 km

Moon is 380 821 km (236 631 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 469 km (252 568 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 18 May 2030 at 18:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 1 June 2030 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2030 at 20:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.737°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.730° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2030 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 1 June 2030 at 06:21 in ♊ Gemini, 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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