Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 12 May 2059 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 ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2059 after 14 days on 27 May 2059 at 08:04.
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 19:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 734 of Meeus index or 1687 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 734. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 735 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.4°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 8 May 2059 at 06:41 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 May 2059 at 06:41 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 380 164 km (236 223 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 327 km (251 237 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 04:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 26 May 2059 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 04:37 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 2 May 2059 at 11:32 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.654°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.665° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2059 at 08:44 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.