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Moon phase on 8 May 2024 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | May 2024

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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 8 May 2024 at 03:22 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 ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2024 after 15 days on 23 May 2024 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 15 May 2024 at 11:48
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2024 at 13:53
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2024 at 17:13
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2024 at 12:38

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 301 / 1254

At 03:22 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 301 of Meeus index or 1254 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.39 days

29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 301. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 302 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.7°. 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 5 May 2024 at 22:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 May 2024 at 19:00 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 372 579 km

Moon is 372 579 km (231 510 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 641 km (251 432 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 5 May 2024 at 21:54 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2024 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 days 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

9 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2024 at 14:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.509°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.465° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2024 at 07:45 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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