Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 21 July 2009 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.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 about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2009 after 15 days on 6 August 2009 at 00:55.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:16, this is 13 days after last apogee on 7 July 2009 at 21:39 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 August 2009 at 00:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 357 465 km (222 118 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2009. It is 5 043 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 040 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 8 July 2009 at 15:24 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 July 2009 at 03:47 in ♌ Leo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 July 2009 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.477°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.478° in the next southern standstill on 1 August 2009 at 13:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.