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Moon phase on 16 July 2015 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | July 2015

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 ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 July 2015 at 01:24 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 14 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 24 July 2015 at 04:04
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 31 July 2015 at 10:43
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 7 August 2015 at 02:03
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 14 August 2015 at 14:54

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 192 / 1145

At 01:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 192 of Meeus index or 1145 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.56 days

29 days, 13 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 192. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 193 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.1°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 July 2015 at 11:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 395 164 km

Moon is 395 164 km (245 544 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 837 km (251 554 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 8 July 2015 at 00:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 July 2015 at 19:32 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 14 July 2015 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.417°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.344° in the next southern standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 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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