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

New Moon in Aquarius

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 19 January 2007 at 04:01 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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2007 after 13 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.

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 ∠1910" and ∠1950".

New lunation 87 / 1040

At 04:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 87 of Meeus index or lunation 1040 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠308.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠308.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠331.4°.

Moon before perigee

8 days since point of apogee on 10 January 2007 at 16:26 in ♎ Libra 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 22 January 2007 at 12:24 in ♓ Pisces.

Distance to Moon 375 231 km

The Moon is 375 231 km (233 158 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 929 km (227 999 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 8 January 2007 at 17:44 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2007 at 13:00 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the last southern standstill on 16 January 2007 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.448° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.501° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces 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