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Moon phase on 20 May 2088 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | May 2088

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 20 May 2088 at 18:49 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2088 after 14 days on 4 June 2088 at 08:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 27 May 2088 at 09:51
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 4 June 2088 at 08:08
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 12 June 2088 at 08:30
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2088 at 01:54

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 1093 / 2046

At 18:49 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1093 of Meeus index or 2046 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.3 days

29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes is the length of new lunation 1093. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 1094 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.5°. 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 8 May 2088 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 May 2088 at 11:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 832 km

Moon is 364 832 km (226 696 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 066 km (222 492 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 19 May 2088 at 04:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 June 2088 at 03:13 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

15 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2088 at 14:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.393°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.414° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2088 at 03:13 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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