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Moon phase on 22 May 2098 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | May 2098

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

Last Quarter 58% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 May 2098 at 07:39 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 ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2098 after 22 days on 13 June 2098 at 20:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 23 May 2098 at 07:39
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2098 at 18:23
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2098 at 09:45
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 June 2098 at 20:25

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 1216 / 2169

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1216 of Meeus index or 2169 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 1216 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 1217 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠294.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠320.4°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 21 May 2098 at 09:03 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 June 2098 at 05:57 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 639 km

Moon is 404 639 km (251 431 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 988 km (226 172 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 12 May 2098 at 22:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 May 2098 at 09:11 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2098 at 09:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.237°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.197° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2098 at 09:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 30 May 2098 at 18:23 in ♊ Gemini, 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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