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Moon phase on 26 April 2017 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | April 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 ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 April 2017 at 12:16 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1906".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2017 after 14 days on 10 May 2017 at 21:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 3 May 2017 at 02:47
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 10 May 2017 at 21:43
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 19 May 2017 at 00:33
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 May 2017 at 19:44

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 214 / 1167

At 12:16 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 214 of Meeus index or 1167 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.31 days

29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 214. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 215 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 15 April 2017 at 10:05 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 April 2017 at 16:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 156 km

Moon is 366 156 km (227 519 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 325 km (223 274 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 21 April 2017 at 22:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 May 2017 at 10:42 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2017 at 13:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.095°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.187° in the next northern standstill on 30 April 2017 at 13:33 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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