Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 17 November 2009 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.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 first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 14 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30.
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 19:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 122 of Meeus index or 1075 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 122. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 123 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.6°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 November 2009 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 393 530 km (244 528 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 736 km (251 491 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 7 November 2009 at 23:25 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 November 2009 at 11:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 5 November 2009 at 15:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.856°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.795° in the next southern standstill on 18 November 2009 at 19:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.