Crescent ♎ Libra
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 September 2039 at 08:23 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 13 days on 2 October 2039 at 07:23.
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 08:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 491 of Meeus index or 1444 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 9 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠294.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.1°.
7 days after point of apogee on 10 September 2039 at 14:24 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 September 2039 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 380 194 km (236 242 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 956 km (229 259 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 10 September 2039 at 13:18 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 September 2039 at 01:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 12 September 2039 at 12:07 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.993°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.118° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 September 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.