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Moon phase on 5 May 2019 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | May 2019

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 ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 4 May 2019 at 22:45 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 ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2019 after 13 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 12 May 2019 at 01:12
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 18 May 2019 at 21:11
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 May 2019 at 16:33
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 3 June 2019 at 10:02

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 239 / 1192

At 22:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 239 of Meeus index or 1192 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.47 days

29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 239. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 240 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠263°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠263°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.1°. 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°).

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 28 April 2019 at 18:20 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 May 2019 at 21:53 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 386 768 km

Moon is 386 768 km (240 326 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 017 km (229 297 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 25 April 2019 at 15:02 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 May 2019 at 18:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2019 at 21:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.125°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.243° in the next northern standstill on 9 May 2019 at 05:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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