Moon* ♊ Gemini
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 5 June 2016 at 03:00 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2016 after 15 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02.
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 19:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 202 of Meeus index or 1155 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2016. It is 31 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 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠27.6°.
1 day after point of perigee on 3 June 2016 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 366 513 km (227 741 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 022 km (251 669 mi).
5 days after descending node on 30 May 2016 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2016 at 22:20 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 24 May 2016 at 11:16 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.539°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.575° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 June 2016 at 09:13 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.