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Moon phase on 26 May 2055 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | May 2055

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 26 May 2055 at 12:57 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 ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2055 after 13 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2055 at 17:01
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 9 June 2055 at 11:36
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 17 June 2055 at 05:02
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 25 June 2055 at 00:15

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 685 / 1638

At 12:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 685 of Meeus index or 1638 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.47 days

29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 685. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 686 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠254.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288.5°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 20 May 2055 at 18:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 June 2055 at 06:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 391 713 km

Moon is 391 713 km (243 399 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 013 km (228 673 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 17 May 2055 at 07:26 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2055 at 13:01 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2055 at 15:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.280°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.367° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2055 at 04:41 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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