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 16 October 2096 at 06:28 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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2096 after 14 days on 31 October 2096 at 11:16.

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 ∠1786" and ∠1926".

New lunation 1197 / 2150

At 06:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1197 of Meeus index or lunation 2150 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠143.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠143.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.7°.

Moon before apogee

12 days since point of perigee on 4 October 2096 at 00:44 in ♉ Taurus the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 October 2096 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 401 367 km

The Moon is 401 367 km (249 398 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 935 km (252 236 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 4 October 2096 at 22:17 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 18 October 2096 at 14:16 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the last northern standstill on 8 October 2096 at 03:20 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.877° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.956° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 October 2096 at 13:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♉ Taurus 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