Moon ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 May 2019 Saturday 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 ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2019 after 14 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11.
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 22:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 239 of Meeus index or 1192 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 239. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 240 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠263°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.1°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 28 April 2019 at 18:20 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 May 2019 at 21:53 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 391 394 km (243 201 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 017 km (229 297 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 25 April 2019 at 15:02 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 9 May 2019 at 18:50 in ♋ Cancer.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2019 at 21:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.125°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.243° in the next northern standstill on 9 May 2019 at 05:46 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.