New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Leo

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 July 2014 at 22:42 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Sturgeon Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2014 after 14 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".

New lunation 180 / 1133

At 22:42 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 180 of Meeus index or lunation 1133 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 30 minutes shorter 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 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠169.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠169.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠192.1°.

Moon before apogee

14 days since point of perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 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 day until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 July 2014 at 03:27 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 405 389 km

The Moon is 405 389 km (251 897 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 570 km (252 631 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2014 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.

Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the last northern standstill on 23 July 2014 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.934° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.827° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 August 2014 at 04:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the second to the final 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