New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Aquarius

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 February 2034 at 23:10 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2034 after 14 days on 5 March 2034 at 02:10.

Spring tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1941".

New lunation 422 / 1375

At 23:10 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 422 of Meeus index or lunation 1375 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠317.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠317.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠337.6°.

Moon before perigee

8 days since point of apogee on 9 February 2034 at 21:37 in ♎ Libra the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 February 2034 at 15:30 in ♈ Aries.

Distance to Moon 375 740 km

The Moon is 375 740 km (233 474 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 926 km (226 755 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 7 February 2034 at 08:04 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 21 February 2034 at 05:47 in ♈ Aries.

Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the last southern standstill on 14 February 2034 at 10:08 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.256° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.195° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 February 2034 at 06:42 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov