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Moon phase on 1 May 2068 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | May 2068

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 ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 May 2068 at 18:07 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 ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2068 after 15 days on 17 May 2068 at 05:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2068 at 04:47
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2068 at 05:35
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 24 May 2068 at 08:00
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2068 at 04:03

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 845 / 1798

At 18:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 845 of Meeus index or 1798 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.41 days

29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 845. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 846 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2068 at 06:56 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 May 2068 at 03:18 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 371 309 km

Moon is 371 309 km (230 721 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 661 km (251 445 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 20 April 2068 at 08:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 May 2068 at 04:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2068 at 14:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.479°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.452° in the next northern standstill on 4 May 2068 at 08:19 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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