Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 24 May 2009 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 116. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 117 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.4°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 14 May 2009 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 May 2009 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 368 316 km (228 861 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 155 km (224 411 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 15 May 2009 at 07:13 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2009 at 10:19 in ♌ Leo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2009 at 20:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.486°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.451° in the next northern standstill on 25 May 2009 at 16:56 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.