Quarter ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 26 May 2019 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 May 2019 at 16:33 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2019 after 21 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31.
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 239 of Meeus index or 1192 from Brown series.
Length of current 239 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 240 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠263°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.1°. 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 is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:27, this is 12 days after last perigee on 13 May 2019 at 21:53 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 7 June 2019 at 23:21 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 134 km (251 117 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2019. It is 1 274 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 83 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 22 May 2019 at 19:12 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 June 2019 at 22:46 in ♋ Cancer.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 22 May 2019 at 06:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.313°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.361° in the next northern standstill on 5 June 2019 at 12:58 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 3 June 2019 at 10:02 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.