Moon* ♑ Capricorn
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 22 December 2014 at 01:36 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2015 after 14 days on 5 January 2015 at 04:53.
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 12:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 184 of Meeus index or 1137 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠289.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠318°.
8 days after point of apogee on 12 December 2014 at 23:02 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 December 2014 at 16:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 376 214 km (233 769 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 791 km (226 671 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 16 December 2014 at 13:27 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 December 2014 at 09:27 in ♈ Aries.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 18:25 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.665°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.650° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 3 January 2015 at 17:53.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.