Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January after 14 days on 16 January 2014 at 04:52.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
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.