Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 31 May 2100 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 May 2100 at 19:35 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2100 after 21 days on 22 June 2100 at 01:11.
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 1241 of Meeus index or 2194 from Brown series.
Length of current 1241 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1242 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠227.5°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 22 May 2100 at 11:04 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2100 at 17:09 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 399 743 km (248 389 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 537 km (251 989 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 02:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 14 June 2100 at 11:14 in ♍ Virgo.
At 02:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 25 May 2100 at 09:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.230°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.177° in the next northern standstill on 8 June 2100 at 18:51 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 7 June 2100 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.