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Moon phase on 17 November 2009 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | November 2009

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 November 2009 at 19:14 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1941".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 14 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 122 / 1075

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.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠99.9°

The true anomaly is ∠99.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠135.6°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 November 2009 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 393 530 km

The Moon is 393 530 km (244 528 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 736 km (251 491 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 7 November 2009 at 23:25 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 November 2009 at 11:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 5 November 2009 at 15:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.856°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.795° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 November 2009 at 19:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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