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Moon phase on 30 August 2019 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | August 2019

New Moon phase
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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 ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 30 August 2019 at 10:37 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2019 after 14 days on 14 September 2019 at 04:33.

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 243 / 1196

At 10:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 243 of Meeus index or 1196 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.33 days

29 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes is the length of new lunation 243. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 244 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.4°. 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 15:57, this is 13 days after last apogee on 17 August 2019 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 September 2019 at 13:32 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 357 177 km

This perigee Moon is 357 177 km (221 939 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 331 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 179 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 27 August 2019 at 01:50 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 September 2019 at 17:35 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

3 days 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 26 August 2019 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.473°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.539° in the next southern standstill on 8 September 2019 at 09:39 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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