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Moon phase on 9 July 2078 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | July 2078

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 ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 9 July 2078 at 10:08 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 15 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 16 July 2078 at 23:48
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 24 July 2078 at 22:07
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 31 July 2078 at 21:11
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 7 August 2078 at 19:52

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 971 / 1924

At 10:09 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 971 of Meeus index or 1924 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.4 days

29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 971. It is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 972 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠50.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80.3°. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 6 July 2078 at 02:20 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 July 2078 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 376 312 km

Moon is 376 312 km (233 829 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 149 km (251 127 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 5 July 2078 at 06:31 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2078 at 20:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 8 July 2078 at 17:05 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.043°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.072° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2078 at 23:47 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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