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Moon phase on 28 August 2068 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | August 2068

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 ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 27 August 2068 at 18:28 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2068 after 14 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.

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 849 / 1802

At 18:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 849 of Meeus index or 1802 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.68 days

29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes is the length of new lunation 849. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 850 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠160.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.9°. 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 apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2068 at 15:33 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 920 km

Moon is 404 920 km (251 606 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 437 km (252 548 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 20 August 2068 at 00:01 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 September 2068 at 12:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 21 August 2068 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.140°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.990° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2068 at 09:10 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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