New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Scorpio

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 2 November 2005 at 01:25 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2005 after 13 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58.

Spring tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1934".

New lunation 72 / 1025

At 01:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 72 of Meeus index or lunation 1025 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠273.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠273.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠306.3°.

Moon after apogee

7 days since point of apogee on 26 October 2005 at 09:34 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces.

Distance to Moon 385 118 km

The Moon is 385 118 km (239 301 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 014 km (229 916 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 31 October 2005 at 00:32 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 13 November 2005 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.

Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the last northern standstill on 22 October 2005 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.583° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.529° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 November 2005 at 22:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♈ Aries the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov