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Moon phase on 22 May 2039 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | May 2039

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 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 May 2039 at 01:38 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 ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2039 after 15 days on 6 June 2039 at 18:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 23 May 2039 at 01:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2039 at 02:24
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 June 2039 at 18:48
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 13 June 2039 at 14:16

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 486 / 1439

At 09:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 486 of Meeus index or 1439 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.67 days

29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes is the length of new lunation 486. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2039. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 487 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠151.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠151.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠176.2°. 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

13 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2039 at 01:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 May 2039 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 070 km

Moon is 405 070 km (251 699 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 489 km (252 581 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 10 May 2039 at 18:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2039 at 18:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 12 May 2039 at 01:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.653°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.699° in the next northern standstill on 26 May 2039 at 10:06 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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