Old moon, red in the morning, from Hong Kong
The January 30 new moon is the second new moon for January 2014. It’s also a supermoon. Daniel Chang in Hong Kong captured the moon only 23 hours before the exact new phase, at 22:27 UTC on January 29. According to his clock, it was 6:27 a.m. Hong Kong Time today (January 30).
In skylore, a waning crescent moon like this one – a moon seen only shortly before the dawn – is called an old moon.
New moon comes today at 21:38 UTC. That is 3:38 p.m. CST (the time in the central U.S.).
Thank you, Daniel!