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 21 May 2090 at 09:43 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2090 after 21 days on 12 June 2090 at 05:18.
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 1117 of Meeus index or 2070 from Brown series.
Length of current 1117 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 35 minutes longer than next lunation 1118 length.
Length of current synodic month is 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠246°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠280.8°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 10 May 2090 at 05:31 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 May 2090 at 05:49 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 405 186 km (251 771 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 185 km (251 149 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 9 May 2090 at 23:10 in ♍ Virgo, 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 23 May 2090 at 16:27 in ♓ Pisces.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 16 May 2090 at 12:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.355°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.414° in the next northern standstill on 30 May 2090 at 23:17 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 29 May 2090 at 07:29 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.