Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 22 May 2071 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2071 | May 2071

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

Last Quarter 48% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 May 2071 at 06:18 UTC.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1798"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2071 after 21 days on 12 June 2071 at 17:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2071 at 11:17
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 5 June 2071 at 01:38
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 12 June 2071 at 17:36
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 20 June 2071 at 21:04

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 882 / 1835

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 882 of Meeus index or 1835 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 882 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 883 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠313.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334°. 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°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 18 May 2071 at 23:14 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 May 2071 at 00:58 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 398 547 km

Moon is 398 547 km (247 646 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 783 km (224 180 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 10 May 2071 at 11:27 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 May 2071 at 23:39 in ♓ Pisces.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 17 May 2071 at 00:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.342°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.383° in the next northern standstill on 30 May 2071 at 20:30 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 29 May 2071 at 11:17 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page