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Moon phase on 3 May 2076 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | May 2076

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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 May 2076 at 04:51 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 ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2076 after 15 days on 18 May 2076 at 17:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 11 May 2076 at 02:50
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 18 May 2076 at 17:38
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 25 May 2076 at 11:51
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2076 at 17:14

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 944 / 1897

At 04:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 944 of Meeus index or 1897 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.52 days

29 days, 12 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 944. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 945 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠78.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠114.1°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 26 April 2076 at 16:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 May 2076 at 07:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 386 052 km

Moon is 386 052 km (239 882 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 248 km (251 188 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 23 April 2076 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2076 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2076 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.184°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.265° in the next northern standstill on 7 May 2076 at 18:28 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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