Crescent ♋ Cancer
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 June 2011 at 21:03 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2011 after 13 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13.
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 21:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 141 of Meeus index or 1094 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠283.1°.
6 days after point of apogee on 27 May 2011 at 09:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 June 2011 at 01:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 390 375 km (242 568 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 188 km (228 160 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 20:21 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 09:54 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.393°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.399° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 15 June 2011 at 08:52.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.