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The new moon.

At 12:55:23 UT Sunday 23 February 2020
the moon was

NEW

 


Some factors that go into this equation:

Universal Time is 12.9397222222222 in decimal hours.
The Julian date was 2458902.5001.
The sun’s ecliptic longitude was 334.367640532078 degrees.
Its mean anomaly was 50.1293389646 degrees.
The moon’s mean longitude was 318.351648 degrees.

These calculations incorporate the switch to the English New Style (N.S.)—i.e., Gregorian— calendar after Wednesday, 02 September 1752; the next day became Thursday, 14 September, skipping eleven days. (Please also note that, while fairly accurate, these calculations remain a bit buggy.)

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