Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 7 May 2054 Thursday 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 ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2054 after 14 days on 21 May 2054 at 15:16.
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 17:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 672 of Meeus index or 1625 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 40 minutes is the length of new lunation 672. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 673 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠288.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠316.1°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 30 April 2054 at 05:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 May 2054 at 03:26 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 383 385 km (238 224 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 431 km (229 554 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 2 May 2054 at 00:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 May 2054 at 06:44 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 27 April 2054 at 01:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.930°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.033° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2054 at 05:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.