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Moon phase on 7 May 2024 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | May 2024

New Moon phase
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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 8 May 2024 at 03:22 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 ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2024 after 16 days on 23 May 2024 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 8 May 2024 at 03:22
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 15 May 2024 at 11:48
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2024 at 13:53
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2024 at 17:13

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 300 / 1253

At 18:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 300 of Meeus index or 1253 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2024. It is 15 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠17.2°

The true anomaly is ∠17.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠36°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 5 May 2024 at 22:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 May 2024 at 19:00 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 775 km

The Moon is 368 775 km (229 146 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 641 km (251 432 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 5 May 2024 at 21:54 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 19 May 2024 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra.

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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

8 days since the previous standstill on 28 April 2024 at 14:28 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.509°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.465° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 May 2024 at 07:45 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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