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Moon phase on 26 October 2011 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | October 2011

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 October 2011 at 19:56 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1930".

Beaver Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2011 after 15 days on 10 November 2011 at 20:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

New lunation 146 / 1099

At 19:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 146 of Meeus index or 1099 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.43 days

29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 146. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 147 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:26, this is 14 days after last apogee on 12 October 2011 at 11:43 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 November 2011 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 357 051 km

This perigee Moon is 357 051 km (221 861 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 457 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 305 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 16 October 2011 at 21:01 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 October 2011 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 17 October 2011 at 02:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.665°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.609° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2011 at 20:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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