Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 27 July 2014 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2014 after 14 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09.
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 22:42 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 180 of Meeus index or 1133 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes is the length of new lunation 180. It is 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 181 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
14 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 July 2014 at 03:27 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 405 389 km (251 897 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 570 km (252 631 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2014 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 23 July 2014 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.934°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.827° in the next southern standstill on 7 August 2014 at 04:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.