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 8 February 2081 at 20:17 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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Snow Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2081 after 14 days on 23 February 2081 at 14:27.

Super spring tide

There is extremely high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment and the near perigee.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1944".

New lunation 1003 / 1956

At 20:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1003 of Meeus index or lunation 1956 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 2 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠177.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠177.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202.2°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 03:24 about 14 days since last perigee on 25 January 2081 at 17:17 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next perigee on 23 February 2081 at 06:18 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 406 582 km

This apogee Moon is 406 582 km (252 638 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2081. It is 1 174 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 127 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 28 January 2081 at 10:41 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2081 at 16:49 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the last southern standstill on 4 February 2081 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.557° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.630° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 February 2081 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces 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