New Moon on

Moon phase on 16 October 2096 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | October 2096

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 ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 October 2096 at 06:28 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2096 after 14 days on 31 October 2096 at 11:16.

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 1197 / 2150

At 06:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1197 of Meeus index or 2150 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.75 days

29 days, 18 hours and 7 minutes is the length of new lunation 1197. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 1198 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠143.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠143.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠169.7°. 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 before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 4 October 2096 at 00:44 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 October 2096 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 367 km

Moon is 401 367 km (249 398 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 935 km (252 236 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 4 October 2096 at 22:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 October 2096 at 14:16 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 8 October 2096 at 03:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.877°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.956° in the next southern standstill on 22 October 2096 at 13:04 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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