Crescent ♌ Leo
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 13 July 2018 at 02:48 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2018 after 14 days on 27 July 2018 at 20:20.
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 02:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 229 of Meeus index or 1182 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes. It is 54 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 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 35 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠356°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠11.2°.
Moon is at perigee at 08:28. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 27 July 2018 at 05:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 357 432 km (222 098 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 076 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 924 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 30 June 2018 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 July 2018 at 02:50 in ♌ Leo.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 12 July 2018 at 12:01 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.761°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.755° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 July 2018 at 20:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.