Crescent ♌ Leo
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 20 July 2001 at 19:44 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 14 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.
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.
At 19:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 19 of Meeus index or 972 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2001. It is 21 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠342.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.1°.
11 days after point of apogee on 9 July 2001 at 11:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 July 2001 at 20:44 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 366 305 km (227 611 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 027 km (223 089 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 19 July 2001 at 08:24 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 August 2001 at 06:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 19 July 2001 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.418°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.427° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 August 2001 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.