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Moon phase on 31 May 2087 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | May 2087

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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 ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 June 2087 at 01:38 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2087 after 15 days on 16 June 2087 at 06:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2087 at 01:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 8 June 2087 at 02:45
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 June 2087 at 06:58
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 23 June 2087 at 17:33

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 1080 / 2033

At 17:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1080 of Meeus index or 2033 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.33 days

29 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 1080. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2087. It is 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 1081 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠3.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19°. 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 30 May 2087 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 June 2087 at 06:07 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 364 679 km

Moon is 364 679 km (226 601 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 422 km (251 918 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 00:23 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 13 June 2087 at 18:16 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2087 at 11:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.798°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.809° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2087 at 14:09 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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