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Moon phase on 18 September 2009 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | September 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 ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 September 2009 at 18:44 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1910".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2009 after 15 days on 4 October 2009 at 06:10.

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 120 / 1073

At 18:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 120 of Meeus index or 1073 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

29 days, 10 hours and 49 minutes is the length of new lunation 120. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 121 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠65.2°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 16 September 2009 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 September 2009 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 371 173 km

Moon is 371 173 km (230 636 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 432 km (251 302 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 14 September 2009 at 20:56 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 September 2009 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

17 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 12 September 2009 at 04:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.289°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.188° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2009 at 04:03 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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