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Moon phase on 25 February 2009 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | February 2009

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 25 February 2009 at 01:35 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2009 after 13 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 4 March 2009 at 07:46
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 11 March 2009 at 02:38
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 March 2009 at 17:47
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 26 March 2009 at 16:06

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 113 / 1066

At 01:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 113 of Meeus index or 1066 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

29 days, 14 hours and 31 minutes is the length of new lunation 113. It is 3 hours and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 114 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠246.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠246.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.4°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 19 February 2009 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 March 2009 at 15:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 392 063 km

Moon is 392 063 km (243 617 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 020 km (228 056 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 22 February 2009 at 20:31 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2009 at 04:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 18 February 2009 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.057°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.987° in the next northern standstill on 4 March 2009 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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