Crescent ♋ Cancer
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 July 2011 at 08:54 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2011 after 13 days on 15 July 2011 at 06:40.
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 08:54 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 142 of Meeus index or 1095 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 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 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠283.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312.1°.
7 days after point of apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 July 2011 at 14:04 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 383 302 km (238 173 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 566 km (229 638 mi).
1 day after descending node on 30 June 2011 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini. 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 13 July 2011 at 02:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 29 June 2011 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.399°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.383° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 July 2011 at 16:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.