The New Moon close to this date is:
Year = Month
= Day =
This calculation is performed using an algrorithm found in Astronomical
Algorithms, 2nd edition by Jean Meeus, December 1998,Willmann-Bell,
If you would like to compare this calculation with slightly more
accurate calculations of the phases
of the Moon you can consult the Five
Millennia Catalog of Phases of the Moon compiled by
NASA's Fred Espenak.
gif of the phases of the moon was made by Ed Stephan using photographs
from the U.S. Naval Observatory.
This text and program © 2000 by C.
Hartley , Department
of Physics, Hartwick College.