Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 25 May 2017 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 first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2017 after 15 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.
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 19:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.
29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 215. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 216 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 12 May 2017 at 19:51 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 26 May 2017 at 01:23 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 676 km (225 978 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 210 km (221 960 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 19 May 2017 at 01:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2017 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.302°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.362° in the next northern standstill on 27 May 2017 at 23:36 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.