Crescent ♑ Capricorn
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 2 January 2022 at 18:33 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2022 after 15 days on 17 January 2022 at 23:49.
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 18:33 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 272 of Meeus index or 1225 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 13 minutes. It is 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 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠13.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠32°.
1 day after point of perigee on 1 January 2022 at 23:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 January 2022 at 09:27 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 364 398 km (226 426 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 806 km (252 156 mi).
2 days after descending node on 31 December 2021 at 01:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2022 at 04:19 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 13:35 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.304°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2022. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.310° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 16 January 2022 at 10:16.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.