Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 18 May 2074 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 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 May 2074 at 20:39 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 21 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27.
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 919 of Meeus index or 1872 from Brown series.
Length of current 919 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 920 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2074 at 01:01 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 May 2074 at 11:59 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 388 990 km (241 707 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 578 km (252 636 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 16 May 2074 at 05:00 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 May 2074 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2074 at 10:18 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.864°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.959° in the next northern standstill on 28 May 2074 at 22:31 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 25 May 2074 at 22:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.