Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 April 2009 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2009 after 14 days on 9 May 2009 at 04:01.
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 16:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 114 of Meeus index or 1067 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes is the length of new lunation 114. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 115 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠311.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 16 April 2009 at 09:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 April 2009 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 378 322 km (235 078 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 042 km (227 448 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 18 April 2009 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 May 2009 at 07:50 in ♌ Leo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2009 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.665°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.567° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2009 at 08:50 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.