Quarter* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 8 May 2045 Monday 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 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 May 2045 at 02:51 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 22 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52.
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 560 of Meeus index or 1513 from Brown series.
Length of current 560 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 561 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠274.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:24, this is 13 days after last perigee on 24 April 2045 at 22:26 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 20 May 2045 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 121 km (251 109 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2045. It is 1 287 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 70 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 26 April 2045 at 01:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 May 2045 at 21:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 4 May 2045 at 15:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.817°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.745° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2045 at 18:47 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 16 May 2045 at 18:26 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.