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Moon phase on 28 September 2019 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | September 2019

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 28 September 2019 at 18:26 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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1915".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2019 after 15 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08.

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 244 / 1197

At 18:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 244 of Meeus index or 1197 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.38 days

29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 244. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 245 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.3°. 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 02:27, this is 14 days after last apogee on 13 September 2019 at 13:32 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 October 2019 at 18:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 357 803 km

This perigee Moon is 357 803 km (222 328 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 705 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 553 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 23 September 2019 at 06:30 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 October 2019 at 18:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

5 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 23 September 2019 at 01:54 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.681°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.788° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2019 at 16:01 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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