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 ♑ 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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2010 after 14 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 07:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 124 of Meeus index or 1077 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2010. It is 1 hour and 30 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 6 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠164.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.9°.
13 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 January 2010 at 01:40 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 404 760 km (251 506 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 434 km (252 546 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 14 January 2010 at 23:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 January 2010 at 00:02 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 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 11 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.