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Moon phase on 24 May 2047 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | May 2047

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 24 May 2047 at 20:27 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 ∠1° 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 ∠1779" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2047 after 14 days on 8 June 2047 at 02:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2047 at 11:54
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 June 2047 at 02:05
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 15 June 2047 at 07:45
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 23 June 2047 at 10:36

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 586 / 1539

At 20:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 586 of Meeus index or 1539 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.59 days

29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 586. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than next lunation 587 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠210.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠240°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 21 May 2047 at 20:02 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2047 at 09:14 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 402 928 km

Moon is 402 928 km (250 368 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 058 km (224 351 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2047 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2047 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2047 at 19:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.371°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.322° in the next northern standstill on 26 May 2047 at 04:23 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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