Crescent ♑ Capricorn
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 January 2060 at 16:40 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2060 after 14 days on 17 January 2060 at 17:14.
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 16:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 742 of Meeus index or 1695 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 42 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 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 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠297.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠323.8°.
7 days after point of apogee on 26 December 2059 at 19:36 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 January 2060 at 01:42 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 381 234 km (236 888 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 882 km (229 213 mi).
4 days after descending node on 30 December 2059 at 07:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 January 2060 at 08:04 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 06:16 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.156°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2060. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.171° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 16 January 2060 at 03:50.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.