Moon ♐ Sagittarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 November 2022 at 22:57 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2022 after 14 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08.
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 22:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 283 of Meeus index or 1236 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. It is 44 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 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠325.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠344.3°.
9 days after point of apogee on 14 November 2022 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer. 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 26 November 2022 at 01:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 372 797 km (231 645 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 826 km (225 450 mi).
1 day after descending node on 22 November 2022 at 16:23 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 5 December 2022 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 12 November 2022 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.497°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.471° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 November 2022 at 08:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.