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Moon phase on 2 May 2011 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | May 2011

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 3 May 2011 at 06:51 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2011 after 14 days on 17 May 2011 at 11:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 3 May 2011 at 06:51
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 10 May 2011 at 20:33
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2011 at 11:09
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 24 May 2011 at 18:52

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 139 / 1092

At 14:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 139 of Meeus index or 1092 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠190.9°

The true anomaly is ∠190.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠216.7°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 29 April 2011 at 18:02 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 May 2011 at 11:18 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 402 751 km

The Moon is 402 751 km (250 258 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 133 km (225 019 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 22 April 2011 at 01:05 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 May 2011 at 14:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2011 at 13:40 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.498°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.421° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 May 2011 at 03:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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