Crescent ♎ Libra
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 8 September 2010 at 10:30 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2010 after 14 days on 23 September 2010 at 09:17.
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 10:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 132 of Meeus index or 1085 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠4.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 04:00. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 25 August 2010 at 05:51 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 21 September 2010 at 08:03 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 357 193 km (221 949 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 315 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 163 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 4 September 2010 at 00:16 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 September 2010 at 13:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 2 September 2010 at 11:20 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.807°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.710° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 September 2010 at 23:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.