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Moon phase on 17 July 2042 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | July 2042

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 less than 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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 15 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.

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 526 / 1479

At 05:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 526 of Meeus index or 1479 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.51 days

29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 526. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 527 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠88.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.3°. 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

8 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 6 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 388 374 km

Moon is 388 374 km (241 324 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 290 km (251 214 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 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 6 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

6 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 12 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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