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Moon phase on 6 October 2021 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | October 2021

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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 ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 6 October 2021 at 11:05 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2021 after 14 days on 20 October 2021 at 14:57.

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 269 / 1222

At 11:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 269 of Meeus index or 1222 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.42 days

29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 269. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2021. It is 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 270 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠323.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠323.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠342.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 26 September 2021 at 21:44 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 October 2021 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 371 419 km

Moon is 371 419 km (230 789 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 388 km (225 799 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 26 September 2021 at 07:33 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 October 2021 at 19:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 29 September 2021 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.109°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.204° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2021 at 09:09 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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