Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 15 May 2056 Monday 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 first ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2056 after 13 days on 29 May 2056 at 01:58.
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 16:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 697 of Meeus index or 1650 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 697. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 698 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠196°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠222.4°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 12 May 2056 at 22:15 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2056 at 00:00 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 403 010 km (250 419 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 868 km (222 990 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 4 May 2056 at 20:18 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 May 2056 at 11:10 in ♋ Cancer.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 3 May 2056 at 22:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.812°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.920° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2056 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.