Crescent ♓ Pisces
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 25 May 2057 at 10:40 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2057 after 22 days on 17 June 2057 at 02:18.
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 709 of Meeus index or 1662 from Brown series.
Length of current 709 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 39 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2057. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 710 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠148.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠173.3°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 19 May 2057 at 12:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2057 at 02:13 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 378 323 km (235 079 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 459 km (252 562 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 21 May 2057 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 June 2057 at 02:51 in ♋ Cancer.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 21 May 2057 at 16:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.658°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.700° in the next northern standstill on 4 June 2057 at 20:49 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 2 June 2057 at 08:11 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.