Moon ♋ Cancer
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 July 2024 at 22:57 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 15 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.
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 22:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 303 of Meeus index or 1256 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠93.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.3°.
8 days after point of perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 386 159 km (239 948 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 363 km (251 260 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 29 June 2024 at 04:26 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2024 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 00:08 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.352°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.404° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 19 July 2024 at 10:59.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.