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Moon phase on 21 May 2086 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | May 2086

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 60% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 20 May 2086 at 11:19 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2086 after 7 days on 28 May 2086 at 12:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 28 May 2086 at 12:35
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2086 at 15:51
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 11 June 2086 at 11:12
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 19 June 2086 at 04:33

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 1068 / 2021

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1068 of Meeus index or 2021 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠37.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠62.5°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 10 May 2086 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 May 2086 at 15:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 586 km

The Moon is 404 586 km (251 398 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 729 km (251 487 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 14 May 2086 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2086 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 14 May 2086 at 20:32 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.466°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.458° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 May 2086 at 07:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 28 May 2086 at 12:35 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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