Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 29 May 2014 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2014 after 14 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.
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 18:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 178 of Meeus index or 1131 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 178. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 179 length.
Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.1°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 396 283 km (246 239 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 956 km (251 628 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.992°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.023° in the next northern standstill on 30 May 2014 at 00:38 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.