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Moon phase on 31 January 2014 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | January 2014

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

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.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2014 after 14 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 174 / 1127

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.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠8.3°

The true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠25.1°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 364 814 km

The Moon is 364 814 km (226 685 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 232 km (252 421 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 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 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.306° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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