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Moon phase on 8 October 2056 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | October 2056

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 9 October 2056 at 03:00 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 ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2056 after 14 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46.

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 701 / 1654

At 17:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 701 of Meeus index or 1654 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.38 days

29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 701. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2056. It is 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 702 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠317.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠317.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠337.6°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 28 September 2056 at 07:58 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2056 at 11:04 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 369 000 km

Moon is 369 000 km (229 286 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 834 km (223 590 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 2 October 2056 at 15:45 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 October 2056 at 06:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 2 October 2056 at 03:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.376°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.495° in the next southern standstill on 14 October 2056 at 21:56 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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