Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 13 May 2010 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2010 after 14 days on 27 May 2010 at 23:07.
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.
At 12:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 127 of Meeus index or 1080 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 127. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 128 length.
Length of current synodic month is 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠247.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.4°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2010 at 21:53 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 May 2010 at 08:38 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 386 740 km (240 309 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 729 km (229 739 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 3 May 2010 at 12:35 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 May 2010 at 15:39 in ♋ Cancer.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2010 at 14:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.109°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.049° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2010 at 23:07 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.