Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 29 May 2054 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 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 May 2054 at 15:03 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2054 after 21 days on 20 June 2054 at 03:42.
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 672 of Meeus index or 1625 from Brown series.
Length of current 672 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 673 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠288.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠316.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 28 May 2054 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 June 2054 at 21:43 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 404 170 km (251 140 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 007 km (226 805 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 02:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 11 June 2054 at 07:33 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 24 May 2054 at 11:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.115°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.164° in the next northern standstill on 7 June 2054 at 14:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 6 June 2054 at 02:40 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.