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Moon phase on 14 May 2056 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | May 2056

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 14 May 2056 at 16:06 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 ∠1771" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2056 after 14 days on 29 May 2056 at 01:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 22 May 2056 at 11:50
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 29 May 2056 at 01:58
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 5 June 2056 at 03:21
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 13 June 2056 at 07:04

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 697 / 1650

At 16:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 697 of Meeus index or 1650 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.62 days

29 days, 14 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 697. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 698 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠196°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠196°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠222.4°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 12 May 2056 at 22:15 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2056 at 00:00 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 687 km

Moon is 404 687 km (251 461 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 868 km (222 990 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 4 May 2056 at 20:18 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 May 2056 at 11:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 3 May 2056 at 22:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.812°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.920° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2056 at 13:40 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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