Moon ♒ Aquarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 30 January 2014 at 21:39 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2014 after 15 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.
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 21:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 174 of Meeus index or 1127 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2014. It is 24 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 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠25.1°.
Moon is at perigee at 09:58. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 16 January 2014 at 01:53 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 357 080 km (221 879 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 428 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 276 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41 in ♉ Taurus.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 27 January 2014 at 16:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.396°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.306° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.