Crescent ♑ Capricorn
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 9 December 2007 at 17:40 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2007 after 13 days on 24 December 2007 at 01:16.
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 17:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 98 of Meeus index or 1051 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 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 5 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠209.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠242.4°.
3 days after point of apogee on 6 December 2007 at 16:54 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 December 2007 at 10:11 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 400 140 km (248 635 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 817 km (224 201 mi).
9 days after descending node on 30 November 2007 at 23:09 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 December 2007 at 13:15 in ♒ Aquarius.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 09:41 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.906°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2007. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.918° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 23 December 2007 at 14:26.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.