Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 17 May 2034 Wednesday 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 ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2034 after 15 days on 2 June 2034 at 03:54.
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 19:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 424 of Meeus index or 1377 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 424. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 425 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:28, this is 14 days after last apogee on 3 May 2034 at 06:24 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 May 2034 at 11:23 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 645 km (222 230 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 863 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 711 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 14 May 2034 at 10:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 May 2034 at 04:57 in ♎ Libra.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 7 May 2034 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.290°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.340° in the next northern standstill on 20 May 2034 at 06:51 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.