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 July 2006 at 04:31 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Sturgeon Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2006 after 15 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54.

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 ∠1813" and ∠1889".

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

10 days since point of perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 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 5 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 July 2006 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 395 270 km

The Moon is 395 270 km (245 609 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 405 km (251 907 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 15 July 2006 at 20:25 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2006 at 16:58 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the last northern standstill on 22 July 2006 at 14:34 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.515° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.594° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 August 2006 at 04:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

8 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