Crescent ♊ Gemini
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 24 May 2009 at 12:11 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2009 after 14 days on 7 June 2009 at 18:12.
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 12:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 116 of Meeus index or 1069 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 24 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 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.4°.
10 days after point of apogee on 14 May 2009 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 May 2009 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 368 316 km (228 861 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 155 km (224 411 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 15 May 2009 at 07:13 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2009 at 10:19 in ♌ Leo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 11 May 2009 at 20:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.486°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠26.451° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 May 2009 at 16:56 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.