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Moon phase on 13 October 2042 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | October 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 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 14 October 2042 at 02:03 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 ∠1769" and ∠1924".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2042 after 15 days on 28 October 2042 at 19:48.

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 528 / 1481

At 08:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 528 of Meeus index or 1481 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.72 days

29 days, 17 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 528. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 529 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠152.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.1°. 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

13 days after point of perigee on 29 September 2042 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 October 2042 at 10:02 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 171 km

Moon is 405 171 km (251 762 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 527 km (252 604 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 20:03 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 27 October 2042 at 16:01 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2042 at 09:09 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.491°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.484° in the next southern standstill on 20 October 2042 at 02:47 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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