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Moon phase on 23 February 2096 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | February 2096

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 ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 February 2096 at 22:28 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2096 after 14 days on 9 March 2096 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 1 March 2096 at 15:16
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 9 March 2096 at 01:37
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 March 2096 at 06:18
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 March 2096 at 08:54

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 1189 / 2142

At 22:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1189 of Meeus index or 2142 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.43 days

29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 1189. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1190 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠338.8°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 14 February 2096 at 17:34 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 February 2096 at 11:38 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 375 043 km

Moon is 375 043 km (233 041 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 489 km (226 483 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 17 February 2096 at 03:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2096 at 02:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2096 at 20:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.822°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.928° in the next northern standstill on 3 March 2096 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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