Crescent ♍ Virgo
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 9 September 2018 at 18:01 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2018 after 15 days on 25 September 2018 at 02:53.
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 18:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 231 of Meeus index or 1184 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 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 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠28°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠49.6°.
1 day after point of perigee on 8 September 2018 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 September 2018 at 00:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 367 743 km (228 505 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 875 km (251 578 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 6 September 2018 at 22:42 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 September 2018 at 09:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 5 September 2018 at 06:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.837°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.909° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 September 2018 at 09:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.