Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 1 February 2022 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2022 after 15 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57.
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 05:46 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 273 of Meeus index or 1226 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 49 minutes is the length of new lunation 273. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 274 length.
Length of current synodic month is 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠32°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠56.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
2 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 February 2022 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 371 190 km (230 647 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 897 km (251 591 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 27 January 2022 at 06:14 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 29 January 2022 at 23:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.369°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.444° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2022 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.