Moon* ♌ Leo
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 10 August 2010 at 03:08 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2010 after 15 days on 24 August 2010 at 17:05.
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 19:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 130 of Meeus index or 1083 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes. It is 6 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.5°.
11 days after point of apogee on 28 July 2010 at 23:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 August 2010 at 17:56 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 365 262 km (226 963 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 858 km (222 363 mi).
1 day after descending node on 7 August 2010 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 August 2010 at 12:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 6 August 2010 at 02:49 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.984°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.929° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 August 2010 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.