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Moon phase on 21 July 2009 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | July 2009

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 22 July 2009 at 02:35 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2009 after 15 days on 6 August 2009 at 00:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 22 July 2009 at 02:35
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 July 2009 at 22:00
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 6 August 2009 at 00:55
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 13 August 2009 at 18:55

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 117 / 1070

At 19:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 117 of Meeus index or 1070 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 117. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2009. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 118 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠349.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.5°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:16, this is 13 days after last apogee on 7 July 2009 at 21:39 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 4 August 2009 at 00:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 357 465 km

This perigee Moon is 357 465 km (222 118 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2009. It is 5 043 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 040 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 8 July 2009 at 15:24 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 22 July 2009 at 03:47 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 19 July 2009 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.477°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.478° in the next southern standstill on 1 August 2009 at 13:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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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