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Moon phase on 11 May 2040 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | May 2040

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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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 11 May 2040 at 03:28 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 ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2040 after 14 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2040 at 07:00
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2040 at 11:47
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2040 at 02:17
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 9 June 2040 at 18:03

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 499 / 1452

At 03:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 499 of Meeus index or 1452 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 35 minutes. It is 37 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠122.1°

The true anomaly is ∠122.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠152°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 30 April 2040 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 May 2040 at 01:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 397 176 km

The Moon is 397 176 km (246 794 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 171 km (251 762 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 28 April 2040 at 22:56 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2040 at 04:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 1 May 2040 at 10:16 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.155°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.185° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 May 2040 at 03:53 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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