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 less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 8 August 2059 at 07:37 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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Sturgeon Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2059 after 14 days on 23 August 2059 at 09:42.

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 ∠1781" and ∠1892".

New lunation 737 / 1690

At 07:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 737 of Meeus index or lunation 1690 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠149.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠149.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠173.7°.

Moon before apogee

12 days since point of perigee on 26 July 2059 at 20:05 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 2 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 August 2059 at 09:12 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 402 353 km

The Moon is 402 353 km (250 011 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 129 km (252 357 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 1 August 2059 at 19:16 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2059 at 07:59 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the last northern standstill on 5 August 2059 at 06:00 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.681° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.789° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 August 2059 at 20:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

6 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