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Moon phase on 15 July 2015 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | July 2015

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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 July 2015 at 01:24 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 15 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 16 July 2015 at 01:24
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 24 July 2015 at 04:04
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 31 July 2015 at 10:43
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 7 August 2015 at 02:03

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 191 / 1144

At 14:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 191 of Meeus index or 1144 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠78.1°

The true anomaly is ∠78.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.8°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 July 2015 at 11:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 390 903 km

The Moon is 390 903 km (242 896 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 837 km (251 554 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 8 July 2015 at 00:07 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 July 2015 at 19:32 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 14 July 2015 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.417°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.344° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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