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Moon phase on 13 May 2010 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | May 2010

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 14 May 2010 at 01:04 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2010 after 14 days on 27 May 2010 at 23:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 14 May 2010 at 01:04
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 20 May 2010 at 23:43
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 May 2010 at 23:07
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2010 at 22:13

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 127 / 1080

At 12:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 127 of Meeus index or 1080 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

29 days, 12 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 127. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 128 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠247.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠247.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.4°. 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°).

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2010 at 21:53 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 May 2010 at 08:38 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 386 740 km

Moon is 386 740 km (240 309 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 729 km (229 739 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 3 May 2010 at 12:35 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 May 2010 at 15:39 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2010 at 14:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.109°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.049° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2010 at 23:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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