Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 20 May 2031 Tuesday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2031 after 15 days on 5 June 2031 at 11:58.
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 16:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 387 of Meeus index or 1340 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 20 minutes is the length of new lunation 387. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 388 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠106.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠139.8°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2031 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 May 2031 at 02:08 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 397 284 km (246 861 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 723 km (252 105 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 7 May 2031 at 22:55 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 21 May 2031 at 03:26 in ♉ Taurus.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2031 at 07:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.092°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.091° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2031 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.