Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 19 May 2061 Thursday 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 first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2061 after 14 days on 3 June 2061 at 06:09.
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 11:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 759 of Meeus index or 1712 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 759. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2061. It is 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 760 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠13.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:47, this is 13 days after last apogee on 6 May 2061 at 02:42 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 June 2061 at 04:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 187 km (221 946 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 321 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 169 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 16 May 2061 at 19:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 May 2061 at 16:23 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2061 at 17:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.372°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.328° in the next northern standstill on 21 May 2061 at 17:45 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.