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Moon phase on 23 June 2017 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | June 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 ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 24 June 2017 at 02:31 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2017 after 15 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 June 2017 at 02:31
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 1 July 2017 at 00:51
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 9 July 2017 at 04:07
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2017 at 19:26

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 215 / 1168

At 19:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.28 days

29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 215. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 216 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:49, this is 14 days after last apogee on 8 June 2017 at 22:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 July 2017 at 04:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 357 938 km

This perigee Moon is 357 938 km (222 412 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 570 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 418 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 15 June 2017 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

23 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 before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 11 June 2017 at 03:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.428°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.434° in the next northern standstill on 24 June 2017 at 11:12 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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