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Moon phase on 23 May 2030 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | May 2030

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

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

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.

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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 ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1882"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2030 after 23 days on 15 June 2030 at 18:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 24 May 2030 at 04:57
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2030 at 06:21
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 9 June 2030 at 03:36
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2030 at 18:41

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 375 / 1328

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.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 56 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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠165.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠189°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2030 at 13:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 31 May 2030 at 06:14 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 380 821 km

The Moon is 380 821 km (236 631 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 469 km (252 568 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 18 May 2030 at 18:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2030 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 18 May 2030 at 20:54 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.737°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.730° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 June 2030 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 1 June 2030 at 06:21 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.

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