Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 May 2083 Sunday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2083 after 14 days on 31 May 2083 at 09:42.
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 18:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1031 of Meeus index or 1984 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 1031. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 1032 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠180.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠203.8°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:26, this is 14 days after last perigee on 2 May 2083 at 12:57 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2083 at 23:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 663 km (252 689 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2083. It is 1 255 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 46 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 8 May 2083 at 08:03 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 May 2083 at 23:17 in ♌ Leo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 4 May 2083 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.010°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.923° in the next northern standstill on 19 May 2083 at 00:24 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.