Crescent ♏ Scorpio
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 October 2011 at 19:56 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes 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 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠21.6°.
Moon is at perigee at 12:26. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 12 October 2011 at 11:43 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until 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 further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after descending node on 16 October 2011 at 21:01 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 October 2011 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 17 October 2011 at 02:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.665°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.609° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 October 2011 at 20:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.