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Moon phase on 18 May 2036 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | May 2036

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

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 May 2036 at 08:39 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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2036 after 21 days on 8 June 2036 at 21:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 May 2036 at 19:17
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2036 at 11:34
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 June 2036 at 21:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 17 June 2036 at 01:03

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 449 / 1402

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 449 of Meeus index or 1402 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠292.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠292.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠318.9°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 16 May 2036 at 12:41 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 May 2036 at 09:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 193 km

The Moon is 403 193 km (250 533 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 390 km (226 421 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 17 May 2036 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 May 2036 at 22:23 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 14 May 2036 at 05:17 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.758°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.831° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 May 2036 at 03:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 25 May 2036 at 19:17 in ♉ Taurus 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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