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

New Moon in Capricorn

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 23 January 2088 at 19:38 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Snow Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2088 after 14 days on 6 February 2088 at 21:33.

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 ∠1808" and ∠1949".

New lunation 1089 / 2042

At 19:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1089 of Meeus index or lunation 2042 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 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 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠241.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠241.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠278.3°.

Moon after apogee

4 days since point of apogee on 18 January 2088 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 February 2088 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.

Distance to Moon 396 368 km

The Moon is 396 368 km (246 292 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 292 km (227 603 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 17 January 2088 at 02:46 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 31 January 2088 at 03:49 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the last southern standstill on 20 January 2088 at 07:04 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.974° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.864° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 February 2088 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♏ Scorpio 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