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Moon phase on 9 May 2043 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | May 2043

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 9 May 2043 at 03:21 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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 14 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 15 May 2043 at 21:05
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2043 at 23:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2043 at 19:25
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 7 June 2043 at 10:35

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 536 / 1489

At 03:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 536 of Meeus index or 1489 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.3 days

29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 536. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2043. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 537 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.9°. 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 02:32, this is 13 days after last apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 May 2043 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 357 136 km

This perigee Moon is 357 136 km (221 914 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 372 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 220 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 6 May 2043 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2043 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 29 April 2043 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.582°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.531° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 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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