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Moon phase on 6 October 2078 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | October 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 ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 October 2078 at 23:06 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 ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 14 days on 21 October 2078 at 02:55.

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 974 / 1927

At 23:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 974 of Meeus index or 1927 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.74 days

29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes is the length of new lunation 974. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 975 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠146.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.1°. 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

12 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 402 714 km

Moon is 402 714 km (250 235 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 013 km (252 285 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 24 September 2078 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 October 2078 at 06:08 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

11 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 28 September 2078 at 11:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.518°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.596° in the next southern standstill on 13 October 2078 at 00:13 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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