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Moon phase on 31 May 2030 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | May 2030

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 ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 June 2030 at 06:21 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2030 after 15 days on 15 June 2030 at 18:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2030 at 06:21
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 9 June 2030 at 03:36
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2030 at 18:41
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 22 June 2030 at 17:19

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 375 / 1328

At 14:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 375 of Meeus index or 1328 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.67 days

29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 375. It is 56 minutes longer than next lunation 376 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠165.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠189°. 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 06:14, this is 13 days after last perigee on 17 May 2030 at 13:45 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 14 June 2030 at 23:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 406 469 km

This apogee Moon is 406 469 km (252 568 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2030. It is 1 061 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 240 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 18 May 2030 at 18:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2030 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2030 at 20:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.737°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.730° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2030 at 20:22 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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