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 less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 February 2041 at 05:43 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 ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Snow Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2041 after 14 days on 16 February 2041 at 02:21.

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 ∠1973" and ∠1947".

New lunation 508 / 1461

At 05:43 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 508 of Meeus index or lunation 1461 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes. It is 6 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠358.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠358.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠14°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 07:46 about 13 days since last apogee on 18 January 2041 at 23:16 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next apogee on 14 February 2041 at 23:03 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 356 610 km

This perigee Moon is 356 610 km (221 587 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2041. It is 5 898 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 185 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 26 January 2041 at 15:09 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 8 February 2041 at 00:39 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the last southern standstill on 29 January 2041 at 22:24 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.843° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.907° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 February 2041 at 21:04 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♉ Taurus the Moon is navigating from the second to the final 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