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Moon phase on 26 February 2017 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | February 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 ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 February 2017 at 14:58 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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2017 after 14 days on 12 March 2017 at 14:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 5 March 2017 at 11:32
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 12 March 2017 at 14:54
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 20 March 2017 at 15:58
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 28 March 2017 at 02:57

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 212 / 1165

At 14:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 212 of Meeus index or 1165 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.5 days

29 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 212. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 213 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠295°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠295°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.4°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 18 February 2017 at 21:14 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2017 at 07:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 381 471 km

Moon is 381 471 km (237 035 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 065 km (229 326 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 06:28 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 11 March 2017 at 04:17 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2017 at 20:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.848°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.861° in the next northern standstill on 7 March 2017 at 00:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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