New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January after 14 days on 16 January 2014 at 04:52.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
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.
At 11:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 173 of Meeus index or 1126 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 173. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 174.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠8.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).
Moon reaches point of perigee at 01:53 on this date, 12 days after apogee on 1 January 2014 at 21:00. Lunar orbit starts getting wider, while the Moon moves outward the Earth 14 days ahead until next apogee on 16 January 2014 at 01:53.
This perigee Moon is 356 922 km (221 781 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 586 km closer than mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 434 km farther than the closest for 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 28 December 2013 at 00:21, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 January 2014 at 11:26.
4 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
1 day after previous South standstill on 31 December 2013 at 04:49, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-19.537°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 11 days to face North declination of ∠19.501° in the next northern standstill on 13 January 2014 at 08:14.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.