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Moon phase on 18 May 2034 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | May 2034

New Moon phase
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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 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1897".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2034 after 14 days on 2 June 2034 at 03:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 16 June 2034 at 10:26

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 425 / 1378

At 03:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 425 of Meeus index or 1378 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.3 days

29 days, 7 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 425. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2034. It is 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 426 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠25.4°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 17 May 2034 at 14:28 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 May 2034 at 11:23 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 364 478 km

Moon is 364 478 km (226 476 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 002 km (252 278 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 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 8 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

18 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 7 May 2034 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.290°. Next day 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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