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Moon phase on 27 January 2017 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | January 2017

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 28 January 2017 at 00:07 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2017 after 14 days on 11 February 2017 at 00:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

New lunation 210 / 1163

At 06:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 210 of Meeus index or 1163 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.72 days

29 days, 17 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 210. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 211 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠223.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠223.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠259.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 22 January 2017 at 00:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 February 2017 at 13:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 392 918 km

Moon is 392 918 km (244 148 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 817 km (229 172 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 15 January 2017 at 10:45 in ♍ Virgo, 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 29 January 2017 at 22:21 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 25 January 2017 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.900°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.865° in the next northern standstill on 7 February 2017 at 18:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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