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

New Moon in Gemini

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

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 June 2023 at 04:37 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 15 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.

Spring tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1889".

New lunation 289 / 1242

At 15:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 289 of Meeus index or lunation 1242 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length same as the mean

The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠92.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠92.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.4°.

Moon before apogee

10 days since point of perigee on 6 June 2023 at 23:07 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 394 244 km

The Moon is 394 244 km (244 972 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 385 km (251 895 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 14 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2023 at 12:22 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the last southern standstill on 5 June 2023 at 16:21 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.866° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠27.833° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

3 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