Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 4 November 2021 at 21:15 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2021 after 13 days on 19 November 2021 at 08:58.
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 21:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 270 of Meeus index or 1223 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 22 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 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠342.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 22:23. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 24 October 2021 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 358 845 km (222 976 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 663 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 511 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
13 days after ascending node on 23 October 2021 at 11:47 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 November 2021 at 03:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 26 October 2021 at 16:04 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.291°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.328° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 November 2021 at 16:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.