Crescent ♍ Virgo
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 September 2016 at 09:03 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2016 after 15 days on 16 September 2016 at 19:05.
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 09:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 206 of Meeus index or 1159 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 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 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144.6°.
10 days after point of perigee on 22 August 2016 at 01:20 in ♈ Aries. 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 6 September 2016 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 393 979 km (244 807 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 059 km (251 692 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 15:27 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 15 September 2016 at 23:55 in ♓ Pisces.
At 15:27 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 days since the previous standstill on 27 August 2016 at 11:17 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.455°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.451° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 September 2016 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.