Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 16 May 2028 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
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.
Length of current 350 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 351 length.
Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.2°. 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 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo. 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 17 May 2028 at 09:55 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 405 048 km (251 685 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 276 km (251 205 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2028 at 20:46 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2028 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2028 at 03:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.961°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.917° in the next northern standstill on 25 May 2028 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 24 May 2028 at 08:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.