Crescent ♎ Libra
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 6 October 2002 at 11:17 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2002 after 14 days on 21 October 2002 at 07:20.
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 11:18 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 34 of Meeus index or 987 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 17 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 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 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠358.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠14°.
Moon is at perigee at 13:17. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 23 September 2002 at 03:26 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 20 October 2002 at 04:41 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 356 920 km (221 780 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 588 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 436 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 27 September 2002 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 October 2002 at 07:07 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.
6 days since the previous standstill on 30 September 2002 at 00:04 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.530°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.624° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2002 at 11:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.