Quarter* ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 22 May 2060 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 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 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 May 2060 at 03:01 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2060 after 22 days on 14 June 2060 at 03:37.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 746 of Meeus index or 1699 from Brown series.
Length of current 746 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2060. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 747 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 12 May 2060 at 04:06 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 May 2060 at 20:38 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 372 039 km (231 174 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 061 km (224 974 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 14 May 2060 at 03:03 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 May 2060 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2060 at 20:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.700°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.668° in the next northern standstill on 31 May 2060 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 29 May 2060 at 18:23 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.