Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 3 October 2043 Saturday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 14 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.
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 03:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 541 of Meeus index or 1494 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 541. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 542 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 22 September 2043 at 00:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2043 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 397 625 km (247 073 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 459 km (251 941 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 2 October 2043 at 07:39 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2043 at 17:59 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2043 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.712°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.686° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2043 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.