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Moon phase on 1 January 2014 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | January 2014

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 January 2014 at 11:14 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January after 14 days on 16 January 2014 at 04:52.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".

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.

New lunation 173 / 1126

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.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 173. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 174.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠353°

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 in perigee

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.

Distance to Moon 356 922 km

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.

Moon after ascending node

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.

Draconic month

4 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon after southern standstill

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.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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