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Moon phase on 16 July 2042 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | July 2042

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 17 July 2042 at 05:52 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 ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 16 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2042 at 05:52
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 25 July 2042 at 05:01
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 1 August 2042 at 17:33
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 8 August 2042 at 10:35

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 525 / 1478

At 19:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 525 of Meeus index or 1478 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.42 days

29 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 525. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 526 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠57.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.8°. 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 after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 9 July 2042 at 07:47 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 July 2042 at 20:11 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 383 595 km

Moon is 383 595 km (238 355 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 290 km (251 214 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 10 July 2042 at 13:42 in ♈ Aries, 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 24 July 2042 at 06:34 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 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 15 July 2042 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.092°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.160° in the next southern standstill on 30 July 2042 at 02:39 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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