Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 10 October 2026 Saturday 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 ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2026 after 15 days on 26 October 2026 at 04:12.
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 15:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 331 of Meeus index or 1284 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 331. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 332 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠94.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2026 at 20:41 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 October 2026 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 388 082 km (241 143 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 639 km (251 431 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 7 October 2026 at 01:19 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2026 at 08:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 2 October 2026 at 11:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.989°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.892° in the next southern standstill on 16 October 2026 at 02:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.