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Moon phase on 18 May 2036 Sunday 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 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.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2036 after 21 days on 8 June 2036 at 21:02.
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 449 of Meeus index or 1402 from Brown series.
Length of current 449 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than next lunation 450 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠292.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 16 May 2036 at 12:41 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2036 at 09:17 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 403 193 km (250 533 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 390 km (226 421 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 17 May 2036 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 May 2036 at 22:23 in ♌ Leo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2036 at 05:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.758°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.831° in the next northern standstill on 28 May 2036 at 03:06 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 25 May 2036 at 19:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.