Crescent ♎ Libra
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 10 October 2026 at 15:50 UTC.
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠94.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠129.9°.
8 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2026 at 20:41 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 October 2026 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 388 082 km (241 143 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 639 km (251 431 mi).
3 days after descending node on 7 October 2026 at 01:19 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2026 at 08:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 2 October 2026 at 11:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.989°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.892° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 October 2026 at 02:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.