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Moon phase on 19 May 2023 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | May 2023

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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 19 May 2023 at 15:53 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2023 after 15 days on 4 June 2023 at 03:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 27 May 2023 at 15:22
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 4 June 2023 at 03:42
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 10 June 2023 at 19:31
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 18 June 2023 at 04:37

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 289 / 1242

At 15:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 289 of Meeus index or 1242 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 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 same as the mean

The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠92.6°

The true anomaly is ∠92.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.4°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2023 at 04:57 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 May 2023 at 01:39 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 387 520 km

The Moon is 387 520 km (240 794 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 510 km (251 351 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 17 May 2023 at 19:36 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2023 at 06:23 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 9 May 2023 at 09:01 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.937°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.903° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 May 2023 at 14:08 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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