Crescent ♏ Scorpio
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 October 2001 at 19:23 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 14 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.
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 19:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 22 of Meeus index or 975 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠30.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠53.5°.
2 days after point of perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 October 2001 at 20:12 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 372 165 km (231 253 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 937 km (251 616 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 8 October 2001 at 22:32 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 9 October 2001 at 18:46 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.937°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.041° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 October 2001 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.