Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 18 July 2023 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 14 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.
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 18:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 291 of Meeus index or 1244 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes is the length of new lunation 291. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 292 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
13 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 404 405 km (251 286 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 291 km (252 458 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 16 July 2023 at 02:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.849°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.924° in the next southern standstill on 30 July 2023 at 11:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.