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

New Moon in Virgo

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 26 August 2041 at 16:16 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2041 after 14 days on 10 September 2041 at 09:24.

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 ∠1768" and ∠1899".

New lunation 515 / 1468

At 16:16 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 515 of Meeus index or lunation 1468 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.68 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 25 minutes. It is 24 minutes shorter 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 22 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠176.4°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠176.4° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠200.1°.

Moon before apogee

13 days since point of perigee on 12 August 2041 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 August 2041 at 02:03 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 405 369 km

The Moon is 405 369 km (251 885 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 632 km (252 669 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 17 August 2041 at 11:36 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 1 September 2041 at 00:51 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the last northern standstill on 21 August 2041 at 21:17 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.495° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.620° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 September 2041 at 12:54 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♉ Taurus the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first 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