Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 8 May 2024 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2024 after 15 days on 23 May 2024 at 13:53.
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 03:22 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 301 of Meeus index or 1254 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 301. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 302 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.7°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 5 May 2024 at 22:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 May 2024 at 19:00 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 372 579 km (231 510 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 641 km (251 432 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 5 May 2024 at 21:54 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2024 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2024 at 14:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.509°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.465° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2024 at 07:45 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.