Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 19 May 2023 Friday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2023 after 15 days on 4 June 2023 at 03:42.
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 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.
29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes is the length of new lunation 289. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 290 length.
Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.4°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2023 at 04:57 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 May 2023 at 01:39 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 387 520 km (240 794 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 510 km (251 351 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 17 May 2023 at 19:36 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2023 at 06:23 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2023 at 09:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.937°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.903° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2023 at 14:08 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.