Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 7 October 2048 Wednesday 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 ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2048 after 14 days on 21 October 2048 at 18:25.
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 17:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 603 of Meeus index or 1556 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 603. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 604 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.6°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 29 September 2048 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 October 2048 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 378 049 km (234 909 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 937 km (228 004 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 28 September 2048 at 18:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 October 2048 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 28 September 2048 at 11:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.189°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.082° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2048 at 03:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.