New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Cancer

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 29 June 2022 at 02:52 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2022 after 14 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.

Super spring tide

There is extremely high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment and the near perigee.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

New lunation 278 / 1231

At 02:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 278 of Meeus index or lunation 1231 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 3 minutes. It is 41 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠178.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠178.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 06:08 about 14 days since last perigee on 14 June 2022 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next perigee on 13 July 2022 at 09:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 406 581 km

This apogee Moon is 406 581 km (252 638 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2022. It is 1 173 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 128 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 25 June 2022 at 07:10 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 9 July 2022 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon at northern standstill

At 04:06 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.900°. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.921° at the point of next southern standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 12 July 2022 at 21:16.

Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♉ Taurus the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov