Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 20 May 2069 Monday is New Moon, 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2069 after 15 days on 5 June 2069 at 00:19.
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 18:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 858 of Meeus index or 1811 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 858. It is 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 859 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠40.5°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 19 May 2069 at 12:00 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 May 2069 at 17:30 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 365 790 km (227 291 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 336 km (251 864 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 19 May 2069 at 15:35 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2069 at 10:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2069 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.911°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.926° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2069 at 01:56 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.