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Moon phase on 28 May 2014 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | May 2014

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 28 May 2014 at 18:40 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2014 after 15 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 5 June 2014 at 20:39
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 June 2014 at 04:11
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 19 June 2014 at 18:39
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 27 June 2014 at 08:09

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 178 / 1131

At 18:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 178 of Meeus index or 1131 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.56 days

29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 178. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 179 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 392 163 km

Moon is 392 163 km (243 679 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 956 km (251 628 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.992°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.023° in the next northern standstill on 30 May 2014 at 00:38 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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