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Moon phase on 16 May 2045 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | May 2045

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 16 May 2045 at 18:26 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 ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 14 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 23 May 2045 at 12:38
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 30 May 2045 at 17:52
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 7 June 2045 at 20:23
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 15 June 2045 at 03:05

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 561 / 1514

At 18:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 561 of Meeus index or 1514 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.36 days

29 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes is the length of new lunation 561. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 562 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠305.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠305.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 8 May 2045 at 09:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 May 2045 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 378 608 km

Moon is 378 608 km (235 256 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 210 km (228 174 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 9 May 2045 at 21:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 May 2045 at 02:17 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, 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 4 May 2045 at 15:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.817°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.745° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2045 at 18:47 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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