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 3 October 2005 at 10:28 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2005 after 14 days on 17 October 2005 at 12:14.
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 10:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 71 of Meeus index or 1024 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠236.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠273.1°.
4 days after point of apogee on 28 September 2005 at 15:20 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 October 2005 at 13:50 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 396 122 km (246 139 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 450 km (227 080 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 16:51 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 16 October 2005 at 18:25 in ♈ Aries.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 25 September 2005 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.594°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.604° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 October 2005 at 16:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.