Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 16 July 2015 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.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 ∠1814" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 14 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.
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 01:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 192 of Meeus index or 1145 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 192. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 193 length.
Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.1°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 July 2015 at 11:02 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 395 164 km (245 544 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 837 km (251 554 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 8 July 2015 at 00:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 July 2015 at 19:32 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 14 July 2015 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.417°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.344° in the next southern standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.