Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 3 May 2076 Sunday is New Moon, less than 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.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2076 after 15 days on 18 May 2076 at 17:38.
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 04:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 944 of Meeus index or 1897 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 944. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 945 length.
Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠114.1°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 26 April 2076 at 16:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 May 2076 at 07:16 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 386 052 km (239 882 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 248 km (251 188 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 23 April 2076 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2076 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2076 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.184°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.265° in the next northern standstill on 7 May 2076 at 18:28 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.