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Moon phase on 21 May 2050 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | May 2050

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 ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 20 May 2050 at 20:51 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2050 after 14 days on 5 June 2050 at 09:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 28 May 2050 at 16:04
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2050 at 09:51
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 12 June 2050 at 04:39
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2050 at 08:22

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 623 / 1576

At 20:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 623 of Meeus index or 1576 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.48 days

29 days, 11 hours and 31 minutes is the length of new lunation 623. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 624 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠69.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠69.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 15 May 2050 at 15:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 May 2050 at 10:12 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 384 958 km

Moon is 384 958 km (239 202 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 241 km (251 184 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 20 May 2050 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 June 2050 at 14:47 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2050 at 09:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.489°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.496° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2050 at 07:13 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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