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Moon phase on 20 October 2044 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | October 2044

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 20 October 2044 at 23:36 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 ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1928".

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2044 after 16 days on 5 November 2044 at 12:27.

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 554 / 1507

At 23:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 554 of Meeus index or 1507 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.64 days

29 days, 15 hours and 21 minutes is the length of new lunation 554. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 555 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠90.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠90.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠126.5°. 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

7 days after point of perigee on 12 October 2044 at 15:35 in ♊ Gemini. 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 27 October 2044 at 11:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 385 506 km

Moon is 385 506 km (239 542 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 571 km (251 389 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 17 October 2044 at 10:18 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 October 2044 at 17:08 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 12 October 2044 at 04:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.347°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.259° in the next southern standstill on 25 October 2044 at 15:51 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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