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Moon phase on 26 May 2044 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | May 2044

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 27 May 2044 at 03:39 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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2044 after 15 days on 10 June 2044 at 15:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2044 at 03:39
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2044 at 18:33
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 10 June 2044 at 15:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 18 June 2044 at 17:00

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 548 / 1501

At 19:42 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 548 of Meeus index or 1501 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.33 days

29 days, 7 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 548. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 549 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠328.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠328.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2044 at 11:19 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2044 at 00:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 366 400 km

Moon is 366 400 km (227 670 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 408 km (222 704 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 21 May 2044 at 13:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 June 2044 at 00:16 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 15 May 2044 at 00:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.366°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.322° in the next northern standstill on 28 May 2044 at 13:39 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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