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Moon phase on 2 June 2051 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 June 2051 at 02:15 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2051 after 21 days on 24 June 2051 at 06:14.
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 635 of Meeus index or 1588 from Brown series.
Length of current 635 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2051. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 636 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43.2°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 21 May 2051 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2051 at 01:20 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 365 581 km (227 162 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 806 km (226 680 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 23 May 2051 at 02:03 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2051 at 14:37 in ♈ Aries.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 27 May 2051 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.213°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.227° in the next northern standstill on 9 June 2051 at 02:11 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 8 June 2051 at 18:56 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.