Last Quarter Moon
Last Quarter MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Last Quarter in Pisces

Last Quarter on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 43% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 22 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 31 May 2032 at 20:51 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2032 after 21 days on 23 June 2032 at 11:32.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1892".

Lunation 400 / 1353

The Moon is 22 days old and navigating through the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 400 of Meeus index or 1353 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes and it is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠73.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠73.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠108.4°.

Moon after perigee

3 days since point of perigee on 29 May 2032 at 02:49 in ♒ Aquarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 June 2032 at 16:28 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 365 383 km

The Moon is 365 383 km (227 038 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 843 km (251 558 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 23 May 2032 at 06:27 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2032 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the last southern standstill on 26 May 2032 at 06:23 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.672° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.688° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 June 2032 at 07:17 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 8 June 2032 at 01:32 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov