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Moon phase on 21 May 2052 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | May 2052

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 53% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 May 2052 at 18:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1875"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2052 after 21 days on 12 June 2052 at 10:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2052 at 10:50
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 4 June 2052 at 06:49
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 12 June 2052 at 10:27
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 20 June 2052 at 03:10

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 647 / 1600

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 647 of Meeus index or 1600 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes. It is 29 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠352.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠352.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠7.2°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 13 May 2052 at 20:41 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 May 2052 at 00:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 382 267 km

The Moon is 382 267 km (237 530 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 494 km (222 136 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 10 May 2052 at 10:36 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 May 2052 at 19:07 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 16 May 2052 at 13:00 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.443°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.475° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 May 2052 at 16:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 28 May 2052 at 10:50 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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