Crescent ♎ Libra
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 6 October 2021 at 11:05 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2021 after 14 days on 20 October 2021 at 14:57.
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 11:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 269 of Meeus index or 1222 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2021. It is 19 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠323.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠342.3°.
9 days after point of apogee on 26 September 2021 at 21:44 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 October 2021 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 371 419 km (230 789 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 388 km (225 799 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 26 September 2021 at 07:33 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 October 2021 at 19:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 29 September 2021 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.109°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.204° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2021 at 09:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.