Crescent ♌ Leo
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 8 August 2002 at 19:15 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2002 after 14 days on 22 August 2002 at 22:29.
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 19:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 32 of Meeus index or 985 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 55 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2002. It is 12 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 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠324.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠343.1°.
9 days after point of apogee on 30 July 2002 at 01:45 in ♈ Aries. 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 10 August 2002 at 23:32 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 372 091 km (231 207 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 928 km (225 513 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 4 August 2002 at 11:03 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 August 2002 at 02:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 6 August 2002 at 06:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.104°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.159° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 August 2002 at 00:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.