Moon* ♋ Cancer
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 22 July 2009 at 02:35 UTC.
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.
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°.
Moon is at perigee at 20:16. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 7 July 2009 at 21:39 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until 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 further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 8 July 2009 at 15:24 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 July 2009 at 03:47 in ♌ Leo.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 19 July 2009 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.477°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.478° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 August 2009 at 13:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.