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Moon phase on 28 September 2019 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | September 2019

New Moon phase
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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 28 September 2019 at 18:26 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 ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1915".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2019 after 15 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08.

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 244 / 1197

At 18:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 244 of Meeus index or 1197 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 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 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11.4°

The true anomaly is ∠11.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 02:27. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 13 September 2019 at 13:32 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 10 October 2019 at 18:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 357 803 km

This perigee Moon is 357 803 km (222 328 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 705 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 553 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 23 September 2019 at 06:30 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 October 2019 at 18:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

5 days 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

5 days since the previous standstill on 23 September 2019 at 01:54 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.681°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.788° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 October 2019 at 16:01 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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