Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 31 May 2087 Saturday is New Moon, 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 first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2087 after 15 days on 16 June 2087 at 06:58.
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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 30 May 2087 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 June 2087 at 06:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 364 679 km (226 601 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 422 km (251 918 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 00:23 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 13 June 2087 at 18:16 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2087 at 11:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.798°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.809° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2087 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.