Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 30 April 2054 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 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 April 2054 at 20:46 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2054 after 21 days on 21 May 2054 at 15:16.
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 671 of Meeus index or 1624 from Brown series.
Length of current 671 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 672 length.
Length of current synodic month is 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288.9°. 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 05:45, this is 12 days after last perigee on 18 April 2054 at 00:58 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 May 2054 at 03:26 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 138 km (251 120 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2054. It is 1 270 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 87 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 18 April 2054 at 05:03 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 May 2054 at 00:18 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 27 April 2054 at 01:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.930°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.033° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2054 at 05:32 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 7 May 2054 at 17:00 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.