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 28 September 2076 at 05:27 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 ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2076 after 13 days on 12 October 2076 at 09:37.

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 ∠1796" and ∠1916".

New lunation 949 / 1902

At 05:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 949 of Meeus index or lunation 1902 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 45 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 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠219.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠219.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠254.1°.

Moon after apogee

4 days since point of apogee on 24 September 2076 at 11:16 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 October 2076 at 06:57 in ♓ Pisces.

Distance to Moon 399 194 km

The Moon is 399 194 km (248 048 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 695 km (225 368 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 19 September 2076 at 11:58 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 4 October 2076 at 00:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the last northern standstill on 21 September 2076 at 02:19 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.689° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.833° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 October 2076 at 13:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♊ Gemini 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