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Moon phase on 4 May 2051 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | May 2051

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

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% 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 2051 at 19:30 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 ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2051 after 21 days on 25 May 2051 at 17:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 10 May 2051 at 10:29
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 17 May 2051 at 13:29
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 25 May 2051 at 17:35
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2051 at 02:15

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 634 / 1587

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 634 of Meeus index or 1587 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 634 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 635 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠6.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠6.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.1°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 23 April 2051 at 15:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2051 at 01:26 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 370 054 km

Moon is 370 054 km (229 941 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 140 km (223 781 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 25 April 2051 at 19:39 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 May 2051 at 06:46 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, 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 29 April 2051 at 20:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.162°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.181° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2051 at 15:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 10 May 2051 at 10:29 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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