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

New Moon in Cancer

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

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 25 June 2006 at 16:05 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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2006 after 15 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.

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 ∠1844" and ∠1888".

New lunation 80 / 1033

At 16:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 80 of Meeus index or lunation 1033 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠97.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠97.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠131.2°.

Moon before apogee

8 days since point of perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 July 2006 at 20:12 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 388 679 km

The Moon is 388 679 km (241 514 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 448 km (251 312 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2006 at 14:19 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon at northern standstill

At 08:40 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.444°. Over the upcoming 14 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.477° at the point of next southern standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 9 July 2006 at 18:49.

Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first 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