Crescent ♏ Scorpio
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 14 October 2004 at 02:48 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2004 after 13 days on 28 October 2004 at 03:07.
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.
At 02:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 59 of Meeus index or 1012 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 39 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 4 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠302.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠327.5°.
8 days after point of apogee on 5 October 2004 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 18 October 2004 at 00:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 376 628 km (234 026 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 758 km (228 514 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 21:47 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 5 October 2004 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.020°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.048° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 October 2004 at 08:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.