Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 19 May 2042 Monday is New Moon, less than 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.
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.
29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 524. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 525 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.3°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2042 at 09:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 370 476 km (230 203 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 716 km (251 479 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 17 May 2042 at 06:49 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2042 at 00:41 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2042 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.181°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.143° in the next northern standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.