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Moon phase on 5 August 2081 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | August 2081

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 August 2081 at 01:24 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2081 after 13 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15.

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 1009 / 1962

At 01:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1009 of Meeus index or 1962 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.32 days

29 days, 7 hours and 38 minutes is the length of new lunation 1009. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2081. It is 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1010 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠357.1°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2081 at 19:37 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 August 2081 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 364 849 km

Moon is 364 849 km (226 707 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 262 km (223 235 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 24 July 2081 at 18:52 in ♓ Pisces, 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 7 August 2081 at 04:49 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2081 at 22:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.454°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.500° in the next southern standstill on 14 August 2081 at 14:13 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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