Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
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 5 December 2010 at 17:36 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2010 after 15 days on 21 December 2010 at 08:13.
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 17:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 135 of Meeus index or 1088 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute 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 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠67°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠103.5°.
4 days after point of perigee on 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 December 2010 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 380 497 km (236 430 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 408 km (251 287 mi).
11 days after descending node on 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 December 2010 at 04:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.238°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-24.233° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 December 2010 at 02:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.