Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 May 2045 Tuesday 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 ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 14 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52.
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 18:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 561 of Meeus index or 1514 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes is the length of new lunation 561. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 562 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠305.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 8 May 2045 at 09:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 May 2045 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 378 608 km (235 256 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 210 km (228 174 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 9 May 2045 at 21:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 May 2045 at 02:17 in ♌ Leo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 4 May 2045 at 15:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.817°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.745° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2045 at 18:47 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.