Crescent ♓ Pisces
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 25 May 2087 at 10:41 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 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2087 after 21 days on 16 June 2087 at 06:58.
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 1080 of Meeus index or 2033 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2087. It is 4 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠3.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠19°.
9 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2087 at 19:24 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 May 2087 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 374 353 km (232 612 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 346 km (223 287 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 17 May 2087 at 11:58 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2087 at 00:23 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 19 May 2087 at 11:07 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.798°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.809° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 June 2087 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 1 June 2087 at 01:38 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.