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

New Moon in Leo

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 28 August 2030 at 23:07 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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2030 after 14 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18.

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 ∠1851" and ∠1900".

New lunation 379 / 1332

At 23:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 379 of Meeus index or lunation 1332 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes. It is 25 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠279.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠279.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠310.2°.

Moon after apogee

6 days since point of apogee on 21 August 2030 at 22:49 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 September 2030 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 387 251 km

The Moon is 387 251 km (240 627 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 884 km (229 835 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 22 August 2030 at 08:09 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 4 September 2030 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the last northern standstill on 22 August 2030 at 18:22 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.465° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.341° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 September 2030 at 08:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is navigating from the second to the final 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