Moon* ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 17 October 2009 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.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 ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2009 after 16 days on 2 November 2009 at 19:14.
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 18:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 120 of Meeus index or 1073 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 49 minutes is the length of new lunation 120. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 121 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠65.2°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 13 October 2009 at 12:28 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2009 at 23:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 377 369 km (234 486 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 168 km (251 138 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 11 October 2009 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 October 2009 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2009 at 09:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.057°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.951° in the next southern standstill on 22 October 2009 at 12:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.