Quarter* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 4 May 2078 Wednesday 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 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 May 2078 at 02:29 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2078 after 22 days on 26 May 2078 at 20:23.
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 968 of Meeus index or 1921 from Brown series.
Length of current 968 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 12 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 969 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.8°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 26 April 2078 at 10:18 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2078 at 01:13 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 381 158 km (236 841 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 066 km (222 492 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 28 April 2078 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 May 2078 at 14:45 in ♉ Taurus.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 2 May 2078 at 05:32 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.108°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.103° in the next northern standstill on 14 May 2078 at 21:51 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 11 May 2078 at 17:56 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.