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 19 June 2012 at 15:02 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2012 after 14 days on 3 July 2012 at 18:52.
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 15:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 154 of Meeus index or 1107 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 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 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠217.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠248.7°.
3 days after point of apogee on 16 June 2012 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 July 2012 at 18:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 400 960 km (249 145 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 363 km (225 162 mi).
1 day after descending node on 17 June 2012 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus. 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 1 July 2012 at 05:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 18 June 2012 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.721°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.701° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 July 2012 at 03:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.