Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 19 July 2012 Thursday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2012 after 13 days on 2 August 2012 at 03:27.
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 04:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 155 of Meeus index or 1108 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 155. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 156 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠283.7°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 13 July 2012 at 16:47 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 July 2012 at 08:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 391 647 km (243 358 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 318 km (228 241 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 14 July 2012 at 20:55 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 July 2012 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
18 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 16 July 2012 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.665°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.592° in the next southern standstill on 29 July 2012 at 12:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.