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Moon phase on 3 October 2043 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | October 2043

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 3 October 2043 at 03:12 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 ∠1803" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 14 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.

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 541 / 1494

At 03:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 541 of Meeus index or 1494 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.7 days

29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 541. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 542 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 22 September 2043 at 00:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2043 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 397 625 km

Moon is 397 625 km (247 073 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 459 km (251 941 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 2 October 2043 at 07:39 in ♍ Virgo, 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 16 October 2043 at 17:59 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2043 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.712°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.686° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2043 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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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