Moon* ♑ Capricorn
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 15 January 2010 at 07:11 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2010 after 15 days on 30 January 2010 at 06:18.
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 12:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 123 of Meeus index or 1076 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 9 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2010. It is 31 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠135.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠164.3°.
12 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2010 at 20:36 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 January 2010 at 01:40 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 403 139 km (250 499 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 434 km (252 546 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 23:18 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 29 January 2010 at 00:02 in ♋ Cancer.
At 23:18 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
2 days since the previous standstill on 12 January 2010 at 08:33 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.796°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.783° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 January 2010 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.