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Moon phase on 13 October 2015 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2015 after 14 days on 27 October 2015 at 12:05.
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.
At 00:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 195 of Meeus index or 1148 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes is the length of new lunation 195. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2015. It is 59 minutes longer than next lunation 196 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠220.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 11 October 2015 at 13:17 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 October 2015 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 404 103 km (251 098 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 464 km (222 739 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 11 October 2015 at 10:54 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 October 2015 at 07:37 in ♈ Aries.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 3 October 2015 at 23:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.140°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.190° in the next southern standstill on 18 October 2015 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.