Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 30 May 2068 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 first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2068 after 16 days on 15 June 2068 at 17:00.
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 18:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 845 of Meeus index or 1798 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 845. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 846 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66°. 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 26 May 2068 at 09:16 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2068 at 22:05 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 377 597 km (234 628 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 221 km (251 171 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 13:21 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 13 June 2068 at 23:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2068 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.444°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.451° in the next northern standstill on 31 May 2068 at 17:47 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.