Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 4 August 2024 Sunday is New Moon, less than 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 about ∠13° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2024 after 15 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26.
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 11:13 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 304 of Meeus index or 1257 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 304. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 305 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.7°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 August 2024 at 01:32 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 397 042 km (246 710 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 298 km (251 841 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 26 July 2024 at 05:33 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 August 2024 at 01:06 in ♎ Libra.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2024 at 05:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.455°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.546° in the next southern standstill on 15 August 2024 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.