Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 24 May 2066 Monday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2066 after 14 days on 8 June 2066 at 02:31.
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 03:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 821 of Meeus index or 1774 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 37 minutes is the length of new lunation 821. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2066. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 822 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.2°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2066 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 May 2066 at 06:49 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 392 km (251 278 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 227 km (252 418 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2066 at 03:46 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 May 2066 at 04:17 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2066 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.755°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.714° in the next northern standstill on 25 May 2066 at 11:45 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.