Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 May 2087 Friday 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 ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2087 after 15 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55.
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 17:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1080 of Meeus index or 2033 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 1080. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2087. It is 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 1081 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:16, this is 13 days after last apogee on 18 April 2087 at 16:59 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 May 2087 at 19:24 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 231 km (221 973 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 277 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 125 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 20 April 2087 at 05:56 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 May 2087 at 13:34 in ♉ Taurus.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 22 April 2087 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.818°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.806° in the next northern standstill on 5 May 2087 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.