Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 10 May 2051 Wednesday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2051 after 15 days on 25 May 2051 at 17:35.
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 10:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 635 of Meeus index or 1588 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes is the length of new lunation 635. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2051. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 636 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 9 May 2051 at 01:26 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 May 2051 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 367 201 km (228 168 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 251 km (251 811 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 9 May 2051 at 06:46 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 May 2051 at 02:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 29 April 2051 at 20:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.162°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.181° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2051 at 15:20 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.