Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 22 July 2009 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2009 after 14 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 02:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 118 of Meeus index or 1071 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 27 minutes is the length of new lunation 118. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 119 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 July 2009 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 August 2009 at 00:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 795 km (226 052 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 027 km (252 293 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 03:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 4 August 2009 at 21:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 19 July 2009 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.477°. Next 10 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.