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Moon phase on 2 September 2024 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | September 2024

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 ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 September 2024 at 01:55 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2024 after 15 days on 18 September 2024 at 02:34.

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 304 / 1257

At 11:13 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 304 of Meeus index or 1257 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 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 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.3°

The true anomaly is ∠127.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.7°.

Moon before perigee

12 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2024 at 05:05 in ♓ Pisces. 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 5 September 2024 at 14:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 401 835 km

The Moon is 401 835 km (249 689 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 215 km (252 410 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 22 August 2024 at 10:27 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 September 2024 at 05:43 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 28 August 2024 at 11:09 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.606°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.671° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 September 2024 at 04:51 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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