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Moon phase on 14 October 2042 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 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 less than 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1924".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2042 after 14 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 529 / 1482

At 02:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 529 of Meeus index or 1482 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.77 days

29 days, 18 hours and 25 minutes is the length of new lunation 529. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2042. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 530 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:02, this is 14 days after last perigee on 29 September 2042 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2042 at 11:27 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 406 527 km

This apogee Moon is 406 527 km (252 604 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2042. It is 1 119 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 182 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 13 October 2042 at 20:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2042 at 16:01 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2042 at 09:09 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.491°. Next 5 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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