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Moon phase on 25 May 2074 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | May 2074

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 25 May 2074 at 22:44 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 is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 14 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2074 at 19:14
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 9 June 2074 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 16 June 2074 at 09:57
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 June 2074 at 13:38

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 920 / 1873

At 22:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 920 of Meeus index or 1873 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.62 days

29 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 920. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 921 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠193.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.8°. 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 24 May 2074 at 11:59 in ♉ Taurus. 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 8 June 2074 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 218 km

Moon is 405 218 km (251 791 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 517 km (222 772 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 16 May 2074 at 05:00 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 30 May 2074 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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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 2074 at 10:18 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.864°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.959° in the next northern standstill on 28 May 2074 at 22:31 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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