Moon ♒ Aquarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 24 January 2020 at 21:42 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2020 after 15 days on 9 February 2020 at 07:33.
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 21:42 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 248 of Meeus index or 1201 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 6 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 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠120.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠152.6°.
10 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2020 at 20:20 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 January 2020 at 21:28 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 394 006 km (244 824 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 390 km (251 898 mi).
1 day after descending node on 22 January 2020 at 20:31 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 February 2020 at 08:59 in ♋ Cancer.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 23 January 2020 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.225°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.268° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 February 2020 at 16:10 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.