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Moon phase on 9 July 2021 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | July 2021

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 10 July 2021 at 01:17 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 ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 14 days on 24 July 2021 at 02:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 10 July 2021 at 01:17
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2021 at 10:11
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 24 July 2021 at 02:37
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 31 July 2021 at 13:16

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 265 / 1218

At 10:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 265 of Meeus index or 1218 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.6 days

29 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 265. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than next lunation 266 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠230.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 475 km

Moon is 399 475 km (248 222 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 520 km (226 502 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 6 July 2021 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 10:05 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.622°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.643° in its southern standstill point on 22 July 2021 at 15:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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