Crescent ♒ Aquarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 28 January 2017 at 00:07 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2017 after 13 days on 11 February 2017 at 00:33.
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 00:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 211 of Meeus index or 1164 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 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 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠295°.
6 days after point of apogee on 22 January 2017 at 00:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 6 February 2017 at 13:59 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 388 418 km (241 352 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 817 km (229 172 mi).
13 days after ascending node on 15 January 2017 at 10:45 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 January 2017 at 22:21 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 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 25 January 2017 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.900°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.865° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 February 2017 at 18:34 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.