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Moon phase on 7 October 2010 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | October 2010

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 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 7 October 2010 at 18:44 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 ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2010 after 15 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.

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 133 / 1086

At 18:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 133 of Meeus index or 1086 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠20.4°

The true anomaly is ∠20.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.7°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 6 October 2010 at 13:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 365 691 km

The Moon is 365 691 km (227 230 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 433 km (251 924 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 1 October 2010 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 29 September 2010 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.555°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.457° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2010 at 07:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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