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Moon phase on 5 May 2059 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | May 2059

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

Last Quarter 45% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% 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 2059 at 01:29 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 ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2059 after 21 days on 27 May 2059 at 08:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2059 at 19:15
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2059 at 10:22
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 27 May 2059 at 08:04
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2059 at 06:20

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 733 / 1686

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 733 of Meeus index or 1686 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 733 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 47 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 734 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.2°. 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

12 days after point of apogee on 22 April 2059 at 12:03 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 May 2059 at 06:41 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 364 147 km

Moon is 364 147 km (226 270 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 831 km (227 938 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 29 April 2059 at 07:01 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2059 at 04:37 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 2 May 2059 at 11:32 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.654°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.665° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2059 at 08:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 11 May 2059 at 19:15 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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