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 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 14 February 2010 at 02:51 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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Snow Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2010 after 15 days on 28 February 2010 at 16:38.

Super spring tide

There is extremely high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment and the near perigee.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".

New lunation 124 / 1077

At 07:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 124 of Meeus index or lunation 1077 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.82 days

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 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 longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠164.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠164.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.9°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 02:06 about 13 days since last perigee on 30 January 2010 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 14 days until point of next perigee on 27 February 2010 at 21:40 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 406 542 km

This apogee Moon is 406 542 km (252 613 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2010. It is 1 134 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 167 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 11 February 2010 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 25 February 2010 at 09:11 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the last southern standstill on 8 February 2010 at 14:27 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.749° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.657° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 February 2010 at 06:00 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first 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