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Moon phase on 17 May 2034 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | May 2034

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 ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 May 2034 at 03:12 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 ∠1973" and ∠1897".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2034 after 15 days on 2 June 2034 at 03:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 18 May 2034 at 03:12
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 May 2034 at 23:57
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 2 June 2034 at 03:54
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 9 June 2034 at 19:44

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 424 / 1377

At 19:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 424 of Meeus index or 1377 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.32 days

29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 424. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 425 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠353.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:28, this is 14 days after last apogee on 3 May 2034 at 06:24 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 May 2034 at 11:23 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 357 645 km

This perigee Moon is 357 645 km (222 230 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 863 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 711 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 14 May 2034 at 10:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 May 2034 at 04:57 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 7 May 2034 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.290°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.340° in the next northern standstill on 20 May 2034 at 06:51 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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