Crescent ♒ Aquarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 January 2026 at 19:52 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2026 after 13 days on 1 February 2026 at 22:09.
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 19:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 322 of Meeus index or 1275 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 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 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠239°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠276.3°.
5 days after point of apogee on 13 January 2026 at 20:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 January 2026 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 392 964 km (244 177 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 878 km (227 346 mi).
12 days after descending node on 7 January 2026 at 11:22 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2026 at 00:03 in ♓ Pisces.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 16 January 2026 at 05:25 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.302°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.361° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 January 2026 at 17:02 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.