Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 24 October 2014 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.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 ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 13 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.
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 21:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 183 of Meeus index or 1136 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 183. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 184 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠252.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289.3°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 November 2014 at 00:21 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 389 871 km (242 255 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 871 km (228 584 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.517°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.539° in the next southern standstill on 28 October 2014 at 01:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.