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Moon phase on 30 September 2016 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | September 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 ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 October 2016 at 00:12 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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2016 after 15 days on 16 October 2016 at 04:23.

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 206 / 1159

At 09:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 206 of Meeus index or 1159 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.8°

The true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144.6°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2016 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 October 2016 at 11:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 399 556 km

The Moon is 399 556 km (248 273 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 100 km (252 339 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 28 September 2016 at 22:06 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2016 at 09:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 23 September 2016 at 16:44 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.475°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.546° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 October 2016 at 06:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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