Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 26 October 2011 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2011 after 15 days on 10 November 2011 at 20:16.
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 19:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 146 of Meeus index or 1099 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 146. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 147 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:26, this is 14 days after last apogee on 12 October 2011 at 11:43 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 November 2011 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 357 051 km (221 861 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 457 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 305 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 16 October 2011 at 21:01 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 October 2011 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 17 October 2011 at 02:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.665°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.609° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2011 at 20:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.