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Moon phase on 11 May 2021 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | May 2021

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 11 May 2021 at 19:00 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 ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2021 after 14 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2021 at 19:13
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2021 at 11:14
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2021 at 07:24
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 10 June 2021 at 10:53

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 264 / 1217

At 19:00 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 264 of Meeus index or 1217 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.66 days

29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 264. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 265 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠178.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠178.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.3°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:54, this is 14 days after last perigee on 27 April 2021 at 15:24 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 May 2021 at 01:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 406 512 km

This apogee Moon is 406 512 km (252 595 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2021. It is 1 104 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 197 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 29 April 2021 at 09:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2021 at 10:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 1 May 2021 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.591°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.640° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2021 at 22:25 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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