Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 15 November 2001 at 06:40 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 15 days on 30 November 2001 at 20:49.
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 06:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 23 of Meeus index or 976 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 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 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠53.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠86.2°.
3 days after point of perigee on 11 November 2001 at 17:37 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 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 November 2001 at 15:46 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 378 401 km (235 127 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 396 km (251 280 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 4 November 2001 at 23:58 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 November 2001 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 6 November 2001 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.154°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.211° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 November 2001 at 22:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.