Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 6 November 2010 at 04:52 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 15 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27.
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 04:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 134 of Meeus index or 1087 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.
The true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67°.
2 days after point of perigee on 3 November 2010 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 373 968 km (232 373 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 634 km (251 428 mi).
9 days after descending node on 28 October 2010 at 03:15 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 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 26 October 2010 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.337°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.281° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 November 2010 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.