Crescent ♌ Leo
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 17 July 2004 at 11:24 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 ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 14 days on 31 July 2004 at 18:05.
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 11:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 56 of Meeus index or 1009 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 55 minutes longer 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 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠205.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠234°.
2 days after point of apogee on 14 July 2004 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 July 2004 at 06:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 402 908 km (250 355 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 326 km (223 896 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 11 July 2004 at 00:59 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 July 2004 at 11:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 15 July 2004 at 20:46 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.543°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.607° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 July 2004 at 13:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.