Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 30 July 2011 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2011 after 14 days on 13 August 2011 at 18:58.
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 18:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 143 of Meeus index or 1096 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 143. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 144 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠312.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 21 July 2011 at 22:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 August 2011 at 20:59 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 376 353 km (233 855 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 756 km (227 270 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 27 July 2011 at 12:03 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 August 2011 at 06:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 27 July 2011 at 03:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.333°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.270° in the next southern standstill on 8 August 2011 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.