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Moon phase on 12 May 2086 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | May 2086

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 13 May 2086 at 01:41 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 ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2086 after 16 days on 28 May 2086 at 12:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 13 May 2086 at 01:41
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 20 May 2086 at 11:19
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 28 May 2086 at 12:35
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2086 at 15:51

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 1067 / 2020

At 16:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1067 of Meeus index or 2020 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.37 days

29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 1067. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2086. It is 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 1068 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.1°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 10 May 2086 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 May 2086 at 15:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 369 327 km

Moon is 369 327 km (229 489 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 729 km (251 487 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 1 May 2086 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 May 2086 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

10 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 2 May 2086 at 01:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.482°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.466° in the next northern standstill on 14 May 2086 at 20:32 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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