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Moon phase on 23 October 2014 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | October 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 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 October 2014 at 21:57 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 14 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 183 / 1136

At 21:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 183 of Meeus index or 1136 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.61 days

29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 183. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 184 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠252.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠252.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 November 2014 at 00:21 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 394 236 km

Moon is 394 236 km (244 967 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 871 km (228 584 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 00:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 00:46 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.517°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.539° in the next southern standstill on 28 October 2014 at 01:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

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