Crescent ♏ Scorpio
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 5 October 2078 at 23:06 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 14 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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠146.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠172.1°.
12 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 402 714 km (250 235 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 013 km (252 285 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 24 September 2078 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 October 2078 at 06:08 in ♏ Scorpio.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 28 September 2078 at 11:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.518°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.596° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 October 2078 at 00:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.