Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 29 May 2071 Friday 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 ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2071 after 14 days on 12 June 2071 at 17:36.
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 11:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 883 of Meeus index or 1836 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 883. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 884 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠334°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.4°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 18 May 2071 at 23:14 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 May 2071 at 00:58 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 367 805 km (228 543 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 783 km (224 180 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 24 May 2071 at 23:39 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 June 2071 at 13:14 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 17 May 2071 at 00:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.342°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.383° in the next northern standstill on 30 May 2071 at 20:30 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.