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Moon phase on 28 October 2019 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | October 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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 28 October 2019 at 03:38 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1931".

Beaver Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 15 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34.

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 245 / 1198

At 03:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 245 of Meeus index or 1198 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.48 days

29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes is the length of new lunation 245. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 246 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.7°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2019 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 November 2019 at 08:37 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 370 070 km

Moon is 370 070 km (229 951 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 060 km (251 693 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 20 October 2019 at 07:28 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 November 2019 at 21:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

8 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 20 October 2019 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.947°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.047° in the next southern standstill on 2 November 2019 at 00:33 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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