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Moon phase on 24 May 2045 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | May 2045

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

First Quarter 61% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 23 May 2045 at 12:38 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1894".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 6 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 30 May 2045 at 17:52
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 7 June 2045 at 20:23
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 15 June 2045 at 03:05
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 June 2045 at 18:28

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 561 / 1514

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 561 of Meeus index or 1514 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 561 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 562 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠305.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠305.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328°. 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

4 days after point of perigee on 20 May 2045 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2045 at 03:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 918 km

Moon is 366 918 km (227 992 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 694 km (251 465 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 23 May 2045 at 02:17 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 June 2045 at 23:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2045 at 18:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.745°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.697° in the next southern standstill on 31 May 2045 at 22:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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