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Moon phase on 11 August 2018 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | August 2018

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 ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 11 August 2018 at 09:58 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 ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2018 after 14 days on 26 August 2018 at 11:56.

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 230 / 1183

At 09:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 230 of Meeus index or 1183 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.34 days

29 days, 8 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 230. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 231 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 10 August 2018 at 18:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 August 2018 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 391 km

Moon is 364 391 km (226 422 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 744 km (252 118 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 10 August 2018 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 August 2018 at 04:51 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 8 August 2018 at 22:33 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.757°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.773° in the next southern standstill on 22 August 2018 at 02:58 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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