Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 31 May 2030 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.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 first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2030 after 15 days on 15 June 2030 at 18:41.
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 14:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 375 of Meeus index or 1328 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 375. It is 56 minutes longer than next lunation 376 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠189°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:14, this is 13 days after last perigee on 17 May 2030 at 13:45 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2030 at 23:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 469 km (252 568 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2030. It is 1 061 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 240 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 18 May 2030 at 18:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2030 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2030 at 20:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.737°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.730° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2030 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.