Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 25 August 2014 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.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 first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2014 after 14 days on 9 September 2014 at 01:38.
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 14:13 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 181 of Meeus index or 1134 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 181. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2014. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 182 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 24 August 2014 at 06:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 September 2014 at 03:29 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 404 996 km (251 653 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 388 km (222 692 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 15 August 2014 at 00:18 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 August 2014 at 13:14 in ♎ Libra.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 19 August 2014 at 22:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.750°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.641° in the next southern standstill on 3 September 2014 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.