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Moon phase on 11 August 2018 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | August 2018

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 ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 11 August 2018 at 09:58 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 ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2018 after 14 days on 26 August 2018 at 11:56.

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 230 / 1183

At 09:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 230 of Meeus index or 1183 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11.2°

The true anomaly is ∠11.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 10 August 2018 at 18:05 in ♌ Leo. 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 23 August 2018 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 391 km

The Moon is 364 391 km (226 422 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 744 km (252 118 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 10 August 2018 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer. 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 24 August 2018 at 04:51 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 8 August 2018 at 22:33 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.757°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.773° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 August 2018 at 02:58 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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