Crescent ♓ Pisces
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 May 2055 at 11:30 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2055 after 21 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36.
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.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 684 of Meeus index or 1637 from Brown series.
Length of current 684 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 685 length.
Length of current synodic month is 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠221.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 8 May 2055 at 21:10 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 May 2055 at 18:43 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 402 575 km (250 149 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 756 km (251 504 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 17 May 2055 at 07:26 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2055 at 13:01 in ♌ Leo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2055 at 15:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.280°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.367° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2055 at 04:41 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 26 May 2055 at 12:57 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.