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Moon phase on 3 October 2024 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2024 after 13 days on 17 October 2024 at 11:26.
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.
At 18:49 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 306 of Meeus index or 1259 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 306. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2024. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 307 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 2 October 2024 at 19:40 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 October 2024 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 405 275 km (251 826 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 173 km (221 937 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 2 October 2024 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2024 at 07:05 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 24 September 2024 at 17:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.695°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.684° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2024 at 11:53 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.