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Moon phase on 24 June 2017 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2017 after 14 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 23 July 2017 at 09:46

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 216 / 1169

At 02:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 216 of Meeus index or 1169 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.3 days

29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 216. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 217 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠27.9°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 23 June 2017 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 July 2017 at 04:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 904 km

Moon is 364 904 km (226 741 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 934 km (252 236 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 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 3 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

24 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 in northern standstill

At 11:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.434°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.440° in its southern standstill point on 8 July 2017 at 10:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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