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Moon phase on 31 January 2014 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | January 2014

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 30 January 2014 at 21:39 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Snow Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February after 14 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1947".

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 174 / 1127

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.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

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.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠8.3°

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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 11 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09.

Distance to Moon 364 814 km

Moon is 364 814 km (226 685 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 1 day, distance is 357 080 km (221 879 mi). Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 406 232 km (252 421 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41.

Draconic month

7 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

3 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 9 days to face North declination of ∠19.306° in the next northern standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21.

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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