Quarter* ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 23 May 2030 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 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 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 May 2030 at 04:57 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2030 after 23 days on 15 June 2030 at 18:41.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 375 of Meeus index or 1328 from Brown series.
Length of current 375 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 56 minutes longer than next lunation 376 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠189°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2030 at 13:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 May 2030 at 06:14 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 380 821 km (236 631 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 469 km (252 568 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 18 May 2030 at 18:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2030 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2030 at 20:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.737°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.730° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2030 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 1 June 2030 at 06:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.