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Moon phase on 1 May 2022 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | May 2022

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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 30 April 2022 at 20:28 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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2022 after 14 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2022 at 00:21
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 16 May 2022 at 04:14
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 May 2022 at 18:43
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2022 at 11:30

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 276 / 1229

At 20:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 276 of Meeus index or 1229 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 20 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠126°

The true anomaly is ∠126°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.2°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 May 2022 at 12:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 399 058 km

The Moon is 399 058 km (247 963 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 287 km (251 834 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 19:53 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 15 May 2022 at 23:44 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 19:53 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2022 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.937°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.967° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 May 2022 at 15:55 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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