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Moon phase on 21 August 2036 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | August 2036

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 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 21 August 2036 at 17:35 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2036 after 15 days on 5 September 2036 at 18:45.

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 453 / 1406

At 17:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 453 of Meeus index or 1406 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.34 days

29 days, 8 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 453. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 454 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠25.8°. 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 04:27, this is 14 days after last apogee on 6 August 2036 at 19:59 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 3 September 2036 at 00:30 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 357 819 km

This perigee Moon is 357 819 km (222 338 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 689 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 537 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 20 August 2036 at 22:29 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 September 2036 at 12:59 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 18 August 2036 at 10:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.867°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.884° in the next southern standstill on 31 August 2036 at 09:33 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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