Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 31 May 2068 Thursday 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 ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2068 after 15 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 04:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 846 of Meeus index or 1799 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 846. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 847 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠66°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.8°. 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°).
5 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2068 at 22:05 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 382 379 km (237 599 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 221 km (251 171 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 30 May 2068 at 13:21 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2068 at 23:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 17:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.451°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.453° in its southern standstill point on 15 June 2068 at 04:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.