Crescent ♋ Cancer
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 22 June 2009 at 19:35 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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 14 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21.
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 19:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 117 of Meeus index or 1070 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2009. It is 27 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4.5°.
11 days after point of apogee on 10 June 2009 at 16:04 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 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 364 691 km (226 608 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 018 km (222 462 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 11 June 2009 at 10:15 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 June 2009 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 02:48 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.446°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.460° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 5 July 2009 at 07:34.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.