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

New Moon in Scorpio

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

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 October 2014 at 21:57 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 13 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.

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 ∠1838" and ∠1929".

New lunation 183 / 1136

At 21:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 183 of Meeus index or lunation 1136 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer 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 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠252.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠252.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠289.3°.

Moon after apogee

6 days since point of apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 November 2014 at 00:21 in ♓ Pisces.

Distance to Moon 389 871 km

The Moon is 389 871 km (242 255 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 871 km (228 584 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries.

Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the last northern standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.517° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.539° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 October 2014 at 01:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first 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