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Moon phase on 28 May 2046 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | May 2046

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 ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 May 2046 at 17:06 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2046 after 21 days on 18 June 2046 at 13:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2046 at 15:22
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 11 June 2046 at 15:27
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 June 2046 at 13:10
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 June 2046 at 10:40

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 573 / 1526

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 573 of Meeus index or 1526 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 573 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 574 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠239.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠239.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠274°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:55, this is 11 days after last perigee on 16 May 2046 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 June 2046 at 03:54 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 334 km

This apogee Moon is 404 334 km (251 241 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 074 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 375 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 25 May 2046 at 04:58 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2046 at 09:42 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 21 May 2046 at 18:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.705°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.677° in the next northern standstill on 5 June 2046 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 4 June 2046 at 15:22 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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