Crescent ♓ Pisces
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 7 February 2008 at 03:44 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2008 after 13 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31.
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 03:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 100 of Meeus index or 1053 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 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 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠280°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠310.8°.
7 days after point of apogee on 31 January 2008 at 04:26 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 383 635 km (238 380 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 216 km (230 042 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 21:39 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo.
At 21:39 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
4 days since the previous standstill on 2 February 2008 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.025°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.043° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 February 2008 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.