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Moon phase on 3 August 2016 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | August 2016

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 ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 2 August 2016 at 20:45 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2016 after 14 days on 18 August 2016 at 09:27.

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 205 / 1158

At 20:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 205 of Meeus index or 1158 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 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 25 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠77.9°

The true anomaly is ∠77.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.8°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 27 July 2016 at 11:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 August 2016 at 00:05 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 387 307 km

The Moon is 387 307 km (240 661 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 266 km (251 199 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 23 July 2016 at 07:49 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 August 2016 at 07:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 31 July 2016 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.529°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.481° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 August 2016 at 13:05 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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