Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 26 May 2055 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.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 ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2055 after 13 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36.
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 12:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 685 of Meeus index or 1638 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 685. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 686 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288.5°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 20 May 2055 at 18:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 June 2055 at 06:32 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 391 713 km (243 399 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 013 km (228 673 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 17 May 2055 at 07:26 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2055 at 13:01 in ♌ Leo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2055 at 15:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.280°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.367° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2055 at 04:41 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.