Quarter ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 May 2089 Monday 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 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 May 2089 at 19:31 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2089 after 21 days on 24 May 2089 at 10:18.
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 1104 of Meeus index or 2057 from Brown series.
Length of current 1104 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1105 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠280.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 1 May 2089 at 17:52 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 May 2089 at 16:16 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 113 km (251 726 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 247 km (227 575 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 23 April 2089 at 14:43 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 May 2089 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2089 at 19:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.489°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.534° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2089 at 20:53 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 10 May 2089 at 10:03 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.