New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Scorpio

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 27 October 2076 at 20:50 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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Beaver Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2076 after 14 days on 10 November 2076 at 21:07.

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 ∠1821" and ∠1932".

New lunation 950 / 1903

At 20:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 950 of Meeus index or lunation 1903 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 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 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 9 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠254.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠254.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠290.9°.

Moon after apogee

5 days since point of apogee on 22 October 2076 at 03:11 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 November 2076 at 20:15 in ♓ Pisces.

Distance to Moon 393 567 km

The Moon is 393 567 km (244 551 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 114 km (228 735 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 16 October 2076 at 15:38 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 31 October 2076 at 02:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the last northern standstill on 18 October 2076 at 10:01 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.937° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.032° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 November 2076 at 19:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

10 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