Crescent ♒ Aquarius
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 26 January 2009 at 07:55 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2009 after 14 days on 9 February 2009 at 14:49.
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 07:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 112 of Meeus index or 1065 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 40 minutes. It is 3 hours and 9 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 4 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠213.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠246.2°.
3 days after point of apogee on 23 January 2009 at 00:11 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 7 February 2009 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 401 134 km (249 253 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 487 km (224 618 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 13:27 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 8 February 2009 at 19:46 in ♌ Leo.
At 13:27 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
3 days since the previous standstill on 22 January 2009 at 14:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.081°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.083° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 February 2009 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.