New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Cancer

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 21 June 2001 at 11:58 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2001 after 14 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1888".

New lunation 18 / 971

At 11:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 18 of Meeus index or lunation 971 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes. It is 36 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠324.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠324.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠342.5°.

Moon before perigee

9 days since point of apogee on 11 June 2001 at 19:48 in ♒ Aquarius the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2001 at 17:14 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 370 953 km

The Moon is 370 953 km (230 500 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 135 km (225 642 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 22:11 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next descending node later on 5 July 2001 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon before northern standstill

13 days since the last southern standstill on 8 June 2001 at 05:02 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.414° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠23.418° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 June 2001 at 07:47 in ♋ Cancer.

New draconic month

At 22:11 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov