Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 31 January 2014 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2014 after 14 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.
29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes is the length of new lunation 174. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2014. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 175 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠25.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 364 814 km (226 685 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 232 km (252 421 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41 in ♉ Taurus.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 27 January 2014 at 16:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.396°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.306° in the next northern standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.