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Moon phase on 5 February 2019 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | February 2019

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 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 4 February 2019 at 21:04 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 ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2019 after 14 days on 19 February 2019 at 15:53.

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 236 / 1189

At 21:04 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 236 of Meeus index or 1189 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.79 days

29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 236. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 237 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠175.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠200.2°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:26, this is 14 days after last perigee on 21 January 2019 at 19:58 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2019 at 09:06 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 406 556 km

This apogee Moon is 406 556 km (252 622 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2019. It is 1 148 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 153 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 3 February 2019 at 06:35 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 February 2019 at 09:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 2 February 2019 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.547°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.590° in the next northern standstill on 16 February 2019 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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