Last Quarter Moon
Last Quarter MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Last Quarter in Aquarius

Last Quarter on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 53% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 22 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 May 2093 at 17:47 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Strawberry Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2093 after 22 days on 9 June 2093 at 10:09.

Moderate tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1897".

Lunation 1154 / 2107

The Moon is 22 days old and navigating through the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1154 of Meeus index or 2107 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes and it is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠109.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠109.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠142°.

Moon after perigee

4 days since point of perigee on 13 May 2093 at 03:53 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 May 2093 at 21:26 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 367 980 km

The Moon is 367 980 km (228 652 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 700 km (252 090 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 15 May 2093 at 15:06 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 29 May 2093 at 14:36 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the last southern standstill on 14 May 2093 at 12:06 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.516° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.600° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 May 2093 at 08:03 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 25 May 2093 at 06:07 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov