Crescent ♎ Libra
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 September 2068 at 10:48 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 14 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.
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 10:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 850 of Meeus index or 1803 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2068. It is 4 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠183.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠209.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 00:00. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 12 September 2068 at 00:17 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 613 km (252 658 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2068. It is 1 205 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 96 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 17 September 2068 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.889°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.769° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 October 2068 at 15:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.