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Moon phase on 30 September 2046 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | September 2046

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 30 September 2046 at 02:25 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 ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 14 days on 14 October 2046 at 23:41.

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 578 / 1531

At 02:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 578 of Meeus index or 1531 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.37 days

29 days, 8 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 578. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 579 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠1.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠1.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16.7°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:48, this is 13 days after last apogee on 16 September 2046 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 October 2046 at 11:22 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 356 939 km

This perigee Moon is 356 939 km (221 792 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 569 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 417 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 25 September 2046 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 October 2046 at 06:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, 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 22 September 2046 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.482°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.388° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2046 at 04:08 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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