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Moon phase on 23 May 2066 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | May 2066

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 2066 at 03:38 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 ∠4° 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 ∠1781" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2066 after 15 days on 8 June 2066 at 02:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 May 2066 at 03:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2066 at 07:13
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 June 2066 at 02:31
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 14 June 2066 at 19:10

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 820 / 1773

At 12:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 820 of Meeus index or 1773 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.63 days

29 days, 15 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 820. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 821 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠132.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠132.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.1°. 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 before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2066 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 May 2066 at 06:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 518 km

Moon is 402 518 km (250 113 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 227 km (252 418 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2066 at 03:46 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 27 May 2066 at 04:17 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2066 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.755°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.714° in the next northern standstill on 25 May 2066 at 11:45 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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