Crescent ♍ Virgo
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 14 August 2015 at 14:54 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2015 after 15 days on 29 August 2015 at 18:35.
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 14:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 193 of Meeus index or 1146 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.3°.
12 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2015 at 10:11 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 August 2015 at 02:33 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 400 475 km (248 844 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 852 km (252 185 mi).
10 days after descending node on 4 August 2015 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 August 2015 at 23:05 in ♍ Virgo.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 10 August 2015 at 11:11 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.288°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.206° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 August 2015 at 03:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.