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 less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 September 2068 at 10:48 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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 14 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.

Super spring tide

There is extremely high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment and the near perigee.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1915".

New lunation 850 / 1803

At 10:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 850 of Meeus index or lunation 1803 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.73 days

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 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 longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠183.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠183.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠209.1°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 00:00 about 13 days since last perigee on 12 September 2068 at 00:17 in ♈ Aries the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries.

Distance to Moon 406 613 km

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.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the last northern 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.

Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is navigating from the second to the final 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