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Moon phase on 6 July 2024 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | July 2024

New Moon phase
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New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 July 2024 at 22:57 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 14 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 13 July 2024 at 22:49
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 21 July 2024 at 10:17
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 28 July 2024 at 02:51
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 4 August 2024 at 11:13

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 303 / 1256

At 22:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 303 of Meeus index or 1256 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.51 days

29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 303. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 304 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠93.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠93.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.3°. 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 390 827 km

Moon is 390 827 km (242 849 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 363 km (251 260 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 29 June 2024 at 04:26 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2024 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 5 July 2024 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.352°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.404° in the next southern standstill on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 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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