Crescent ♓ Pisces
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 20 February 2061 at 05:31 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2061 after 13 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54.
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 05:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 756 of Meeus index or 1709 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠324.8°.
8 days after point of apogee on 12 February 2061 at 05:47 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 24 February 2061 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 378 129 km (234 958 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 440 km (228 938 mi).
10 days after descending node on 9 February 2061 at 17:58 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 February 2061 at 16:18 in ♈ Aries.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 15 February 2061 at 18:38 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.209°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.299° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 February 2061 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.