Moon ♎ Libra
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 25 September 2022 at 21:54 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2022 after 14 days on 9 October 2022 at 20:55.
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 21:54 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 281 of Meeus index or 1234 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer 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 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠265.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠299.9°.
5 days after point of apogee on 19 September 2022 at 14:44 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 October 2022 at 17:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 390 832 km (242 852 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 335 km (229 494 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 14 September 2022 at 14:49 in ♉ Taurus. 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 28 September 2022 at 23:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 18 September 2022 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.316°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.411° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 October 2022 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.