New Moon on

Moon phase on 16 June 2072 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | June 2072

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 ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 June 2072 at 09:57 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2072 after 13 days on 30 June 2072 at 10:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 23 June 2072 at 02:57
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 30 June 2072 at 10:21
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 8 July 2072 at 13:53
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 15 July 2072 at 17:56

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 896 / 1849

At 09:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 896 of Meeus index or 1849 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.33 days

29 days, 7 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 896. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 897 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠313.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.8°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 7 June 2072 at 12:42 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 June 2072 at 10:24 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 374 349 km

Moon is 374 349 km (232 610 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 625 km (227 189 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 8 June 2072 at 10:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2072 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 2 June 2072 at 16:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.669°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.692° in the next northern standstill on 17 June 2072 at 00:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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