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 less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 6 September 2059 at 23:01 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2059 after 14 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18.

Super spring tide

There is extremely high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment and the near perigee.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".

New lunation 738 / 1691

At 23:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 738 of Meeus index or lunation 1691 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. It is 33 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 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠173.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠173.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠197.3°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 16:10 about 14 days since last perigee on 24 August 2059 at 02:14 in ♓ Pisces the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 14 days until point of next perigee on 21 September 2059 at 12:34 in ♓ Pisces.

Distance to Moon 406 622 km

This apogee Moon is 406 622 km (252 663 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2059. It is 1 214 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 87 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 28 August 2059 at 20:26 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 12 September 2059 at 09:18 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the last northern standstill on 1 September 2059 at 10:58 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.870° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.003° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 September 2059 at 04:41 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