New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Libra

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 28 September 2038 at 18:57 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2038 after 14 days on 13 October 2038 at 04:22.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1915".

New lunation 479 / 1432

At 18:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 479 of Meeus index or lunation 1432 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 59 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠339.4°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠339.4° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠355.4°.

Moon before perigee

10 days since point of apogee on 17 September 2038 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 September 2038 at 00:20 in ♏ Scorpio.

Distance to Moon 367 283 km

The Moon is 367 283 km (228 219 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 444 km (223 348 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 22 September 2038 at 07:26 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 4 October 2038 at 21:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the last northern standstill on 22 September 2038 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.372° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.486° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 October 2038 at 08:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov