Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 1 August 2019 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2019 after 14 days on 15 August 2019 at 12:29.
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 03:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 242 of Meeus index or 1195 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes is the length of new lunation 242. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2019. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 243 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
11 days after point of apogee on 21 July 2019 at 00:01 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 August 2019 at 07:08 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 365 170 km (226 906 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 398 km (223 320 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 30 July 2019 at 17:02 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 August 2019 at 14:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 30 July 2019 at 08:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.384°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.399° in the next southern standstill on 12 August 2019 at 04:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.