Quarter ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 16 May 2047 Thursday 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 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 May 2047 at 16:46 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2047 after 22 days on 8 June 2047 at 02:05.
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 585 of Meeus index or 1538 from Brown series.
Length of current 585 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 586 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠185.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.1°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2047 at 02:43 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 May 2047 at 20:02 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 391 341 km (243 168 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 202 km (252 402 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2047 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2047 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2047 at 19:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.371°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.322° in the next northern standstill on 26 May 2047 at 04:23 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 24 May 2047 at 20:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.