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Moon phase on 1 May 2022 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | May 2022

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 30 April 2022 at 20:28 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 ∠1796" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2022 after 14 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2022 at 00:21
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 16 May 2022 at 04:14
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 May 2022 at 18:43
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2022 at 11:30

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 276 / 1229

At 20:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 276 of Meeus index or 1229 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.63 days

29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 276. It is 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 277 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠126°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠126°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.2°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 May 2022 at 12:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 399 058 km

Moon is 399 058 km (247 963 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 287 km (251 834 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 19:53 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 15 May 2022 at 23:44 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 19:53 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2022 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.937°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.967° in the next northern standstill on 5 May 2022 at 15:55 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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