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

New Moon in Cancer

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 21 July 2085 at 17:43 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Sturgeon Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2085 after 15 days on 5 August 2085 at 17:29.

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 ∠1779" and ∠1889".

New lunation 1058 / 2011

At 17:43 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1058 of Meeus index or lunation 2011 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 28 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 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠156.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠156.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠180.2°.

Moon before apogee

12 days since point of perigee on 8 July 2085 at 19:46 in ♑ Capricorn 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 24 July 2085 at 03:49 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 402 909 km

The Moon is 402 909 km (250 356 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 307 km (252 467 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 19 July 2085 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2085 at 20:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the last northern standstill on 18 July 2085 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.116° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.052° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 August 2085 at 23:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♑ Capricorn 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