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Moon phase on 6 September 2078 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | September 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 ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 6 September 2078 at 07:59 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 ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 15 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.

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 973 / 1926

At 07:59 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 973 of Meeus index or 1926 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.63 days

29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes is the length of new lunation 973. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 974 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠115.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠115.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠146.4°. 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 394 653 km

Moon is 394 653 km (245 226 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 992 km (251 650 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 28 August 2078 at 09:02 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2078 at 01:26 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

9 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2078 at 05:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.321°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.437° in the next southern standstill on 15 September 2078 at 16:23 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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