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 16 May 2028 at 10:43 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2028 after 21 days on 7 June 2028 at 06:09.
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 350 of Meeus index or 1303 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠278.2°.
11 days after point of perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 May 2028 at 09:55 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 405 048 km (251 685 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 276 km (251 205 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 13 May 2028 at 20:46 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2028 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 11 May 2028 at 03:45 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.961°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.917° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 May 2028 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 24 May 2028 at 08:16 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.