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Moon phase on 11 May 2040 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | May 2040

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 11 May 2040 at 03:28 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 ∠1805" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2040 after 14 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2040 at 07:00
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2040 at 11:47
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2040 at 02:17
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 9 June 2040 at 18:03

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 499 / 1452

At 03:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 499 of Meeus index or 1452 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.61 days

29 days, 14 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 499. It is 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 500 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠122.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠122.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 30 April 2040 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 May 2040 at 01:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 397 176 km

Moon is 397 176 km (246 794 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 171 km (251 762 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 28 April 2040 at 22:56 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2040 at 04:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 1 May 2040 at 10:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.155°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.185° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2040 at 03:53 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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