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 ∠1972" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February after 15 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of Aquarius 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 21:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 174 of Meeus index or 1127 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes is the length of new lunation 174. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 175. This is the shortest synodic month of 2014.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠25.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon reaches point of perigee at 05:09 on this date, 14 days after apogee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58. Lunar orbit starts getting wider, while the Moon moves outward the Earth 12 days ahead until next apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09.
This perigee Moon is 357 080 km (221 879 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 428 km closer than mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 276 km farther than the closest for 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41.
6 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
2 days after previous South standstill on 27 January 2014 at 16:31, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-19.396°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 10 days to face North declination of ∠19.306° in the next northern standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.