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Moon phase on 30 May 2022 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | May 2022

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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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 30 May 2022 at 11:30 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2022 after 14 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 7 June 2022 at 14:48
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2022 at 11:52
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2022 at 03:11
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2022 at 02:52

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 277 / 1230

At 11:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.64 days

29 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 277. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2022. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 278 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠155.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠178.8°. 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

12 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2022 at 15:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 June 2022 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 157 km

Moon is 403 157 km (250 510 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 191 km (252 395 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 29 May 2022 at 02:33 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 19 May 2022 at 01:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.964°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.943° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2022 at 22:32 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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