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Moon phase on 5 May 2048 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | May 2048

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

Last Quarter 46% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 May 2048 at 02:22 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 ∠21° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1906"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2048 after 22 days on 27 May 2048 at 18:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 12 May 2048 at 20:58
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 May 2048 at 00:16
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 May 2048 at 18:57
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2048 at 12:05

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 597 / 1550

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 597 of Meeus index or 1550 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 597 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes. It is 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 598 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠135.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠135.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠163°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2048 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 May 2048 at 17:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 376 144 km

Moon is 376 144 km (233 725 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 299 km (252 462 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 1 May 2048 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 15 May 2048 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

3 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 1 May 2048 at 02:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.803°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.751° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2048 at 00:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 12 May 2048 at 20:58 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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