Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 May 2043 Friday 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 ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 15 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.
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 19:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 535 of Meeus index or 1488 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 535. It is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than next lunation 536 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.5°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 505 km (225 872 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 136 km (221 914 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 6 May 2043 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2043 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 29 April 2043 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.582°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.531° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.