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

New Moon in Taurus

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 16 May 2007 at 19:27 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 15 days on 1 June 2007 at 01:04.

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 ∠1962" and ∠1898".

New lunation 91 / 1044

At 19:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 91 of Meeus index or lunation 1044 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2007. It is 1 hour and 5 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 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠19.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠19.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠38.7°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 15 May 2007 at 15:10 in ♉ Taurus the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 May 2007 at 22:01 in ♎ Libra.

Distance to Moon 365 423 km

The Moon is 365 423 km (227 063 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 458 km (251 940 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 11 May 2007 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 24 May 2007 at 17:16 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the last southern standstill on 6 May 2007 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.341° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.287° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 May 2007 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

4 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