Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 14 May 2010 Friday is New Moon, less than 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2010 after 13 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 01:04 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 128 of Meeus index or 1081 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes is the length of new lunation 128. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 129 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠311.3°. 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°).
7 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 May 2010 at 08:38 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 381 910 km (237 308 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 729 km (229 739 mi).
10 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 May 2010 at 15:39 in ♋ Cancer.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2010 at 14:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.109°. Next day 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.