Crescent ♓ Pisces
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 8 February 2016 at 14:39 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2016 after 14 days on 22 February 2016 at 18:20.
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 14:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 199 of Meeus index or 1152 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 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 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠339.5°.
9 days after point of apogee on 30 January 2016 at 09:10 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 February 2016 at 02:42 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 373 355 km (231 992 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 358 km (226 402 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 27 January 2016 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 February 2016 at 20:46 in ♓ Pisces.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 5 February 2016 at 04:34 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.303°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.254° at the point of next northern standstill on 17 February 2016 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.