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Moon phase on 19 May 2023 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | May 2023

New Moon phase
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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 19 May 2023 at 15:53 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2023 after 15 days on 4 June 2023 at 03:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 27 May 2023 at 15:22
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 4 June 2023 at 03:42
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 10 June 2023 at 19:31
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 18 June 2023 at 04:37

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 289 / 1242

At 15:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 289 of Meeus index or 1242 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.53 days

29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes is the length of new lunation 289. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 290 length.

Lunation length same as the mean

Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠92.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.4°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2023 at 04:57 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 May 2023 at 01:39 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 387 520 km

Moon is 387 520 km (240 794 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 510 km (251 351 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 17 May 2023 at 19:36 in ♈ Aries, 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 1 June 2023 at 06:23 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2023 at 09:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.937°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.903° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2023 at 14:08 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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