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Moon phase on 4 July 2016 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | July 2016

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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 4 July 2016 at 11:01 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2016 after 15 days on 19 July 2016 at 22:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 12 July 2016 at 00:52
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 July 2016 at 22:57
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 July 2016 at 23:00
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 2 August 2016 at 20:45

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 204 / 1157

At 11:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 204 of Meeus index or 1157 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.41 days

29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes is the length of new lunation 204. It is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 205 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠77.9°. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 1 July 2016 at 06:45 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 July 2016 at 05:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 375 576 km

Moon is 375 576 km (233 372 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 272 km (251 203 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 26 June 2016 at 05:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 July 2016 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 3 July 2016 at 20:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.598°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.569° in the next southern standstill on 18 July 2016 at 03:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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