New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Pisces

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 February 2001 at 08:21 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 14 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1939".

New lunation 14 / 967

At 08:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 14 of Meeus index or lunation 967 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠202.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠202.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232.3°.

Moon after apogee

2 days since point of apogee on 20 February 2001 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 403 109 km

The Moon is 403 109 km (250 480 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 779 km (223 556 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 19 February 2001 at 02:52 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 5 March 2001 at 07:23 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the last southern standstill on 18 February 2001 at 21:27 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.648° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.756° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 March 2001 at 04:32 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov