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Moon phase on 2 October 2081 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | October 2081

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 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 2 October 2081 at 17:23 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 ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2081 after 15 days on 17 October 2081 at 20:50.

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 1011 / 1964

At 17:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1011 of Meeus index or 1964 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.4 days

29 days, 9 hours and 41 minutes is the length of new lunation 1011. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 1012 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29.7°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 1 October 2081 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 October 2081 at 14:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 364 161 km

Moon is 364 161 km (226 279 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 721 km (252 103 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 1 October 2081 at 01:46 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 October 2081 at 11:52 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2081 at 14:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.512°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.464° in the next southern standstill on 8 October 2081 at 03:37 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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