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Moon phase on 2 August 2016 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | August 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 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 2 August 2016 at 20:45 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2016 after 15 days on 18 August 2016 at 09:27.

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 205 / 1158

At 20:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 205 of Meeus index or 1158 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.51 days

29 days, 12 hours and 19 minutes is the length of new lunation 205. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 206 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠77.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠77.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.8°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 27 July 2016 at 11:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 August 2016 at 00:05 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 382 484 km

Moon is 382 484 km (237 665 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 266 km (251 199 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 23 July 2016 at 07:49 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 August 2016 at 07:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

24 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 31 July 2016 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.529°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.481° in the next southern standstill on 14 August 2016 at 13:05 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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