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 19 May 2082 at 12:58 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2082 after 22 days on 10 June 2082 at 17:55.
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 1018 of Meeus index or 1971 from Brown series.
Length of current 1018 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1019 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠203.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠231.3°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2082 at 00:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 May 2082 at 04:39 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 398 124 km (247 383 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 425 km (251 919 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 18:38 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 3 June 2082 at 02:08 in ♍ Virgo.
At 18:38 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2082 at 17:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.907°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.839° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2082 at 04:33 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 27 May 2082 at 16:47 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.