Quarter ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 22 May 2041 Wednesday 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 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 May 2041 at 22:26 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2041 after 22 days on 14 June 2041 at 10:59.
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 511 of Meeus index or 1464 from Brown series.
Length of current 511 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 512 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠56.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:18, this is 13 days after last apogee on 8 May 2041 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2041 at 13:34 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 369 566 km (229 638 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2041. It is 7 058 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 790 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 15 May 2041 at 06:22 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2041 at 04:17 in ♉ Taurus.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2041 at 01:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.362°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.334° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2041 at 03:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 29 May 2041 at 22:56 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.