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Moon phase on 20 August 2009 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | August 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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 20 August 2009 at 10:01 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2009 after 15 days on 4 September 2009 at 16:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 119 / 1072

At 10:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 119 of Meeus index or 1072 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

29 days, 8 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 119. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 120 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠20.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.3°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 19 August 2009 at 04:53 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 August 2009 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 366 473 km

Moon is 366 473 km (227 716 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 269 km (251 822 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 18 August 2009 at 14:06 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 September 2009 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 15 August 2009 at 21:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.442°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.391° in the next southern standstill on 28 August 2009 at 20:17 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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