Crescent ♊ Gemini
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 19 May 2042 at 10:55 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 15 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48.
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 10:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 524 of Meeus index or 1477 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠57.3°.
2 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2042 at 09:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 370 476 km (230 203 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 716 km (251 479 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 17 May 2042 at 06:49 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2042 at 00:41 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 9 May 2042 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.181°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.143° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.