Moon ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 5 October 2078 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 ∠8° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 15 days on 21 October 2078 at 02:55.
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 23:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 974 of Meeus index or 1927 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes is the length of new lunation 974. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 975 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 400 064 km (248 588 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 013 km (252 285 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 24 September 2078 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 October 2078 at 06:08 in ♏ Scorpio.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 28 September 2078 at 11:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.518°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.596° in the next southern standstill on 13 October 2078 at 00:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.