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Moon phase on 16 November 2009 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | November 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 ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 November 2009 at 19:14 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1941".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 15 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30.

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 122 / 1075

At 19:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 122 of Meeus index or 1075 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

29 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 122. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 123 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠99.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.6°. 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 November 2009 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 389 082 km

Moon is 389 082 km (241 764 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 736 km (251 491 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 7 November 2009 at 23:25 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 November 2009 at 11:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

22 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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 5 November 2009 at 15:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.856°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.795° in the next southern standstill on 18 November 2009 at 19:53 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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