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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 22 September 2006 at 11:45 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2006 after 14 days on 7 October 2006 at 03:13.
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 11:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 83 of Meeus index or 1036 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2006. It is 25 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 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠182.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠207.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 05:21. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 8 September 2006 at 03:07 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 6 October 2006 at 14:07 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 500 km (252 587 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2006. It is 1 092 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 209 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 03:42 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 5 October 2006 at 22:11 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.725°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.712° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 September 2006 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.