Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 May 2077 Saturday 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 ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2077 after 15 days on 6 June 2077 at 15:07.
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 02:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 957 of Meeus index or 1910 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 17 minutes is the length of new lunation 957. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 958 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80.3°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 18 May 2077 at 19:58 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 30 May 2077 at 18:38 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 377 641 km (234 655 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 357 km (251 256 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:10 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 5 June 2077 at 23:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 13:10 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 12 May 2077 at 02:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.829°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.836° in the next northern standstill on 24 May 2077 at 22:23 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.