Crescent ♒ Aquarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 January 2031 at 04:31 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 ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2031 after 15 days on 7 February 2031 at 12:46.
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 04:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 384 of Meeus index or 1337 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 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 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠41.9°.
1 day after point of perigee on 21 January 2031 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 February 2031 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 367 800 km (228 540 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 416 km (251 914 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 19 January 2031 at 08:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 February 2031 at 09:25 in ♊ Gemini.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 20 January 2031 at 05:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.824°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.745° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 February 2031 at 12:52 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.