Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 22 June 2009 Monday 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.
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.
29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 117. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2009. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 118 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of apogee on 10 June 2009 at 16:04 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 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 364 691 km (226 608 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 018 km (222 462 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 11 June 2009 at 10:15 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 June 2009 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 02:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.446°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.460° in its southern standstill point on 5 July 2009 at 07:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.