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Moon phase on 16 August 2023 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | August 2023

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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 ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 August 2023 at 09:38 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 14 days on 31 August 2023 at 01:35.

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 292 / 1245

At 09:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 292 of Meeus index or 1245 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.67 days

29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 292. It is 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 293 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.9°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:55, this is 14 days after last perigee on 2 August 2023 at 05:52 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 August 2023 at 15:51 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 406 635 km

This apogee Moon is 406 635 km (252 671 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2023. It is 1 227 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 74 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 7 August 2023 at 02:46 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 August 2023 at 16:23 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2023 at 07:39 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.981°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.095° in the next southern standstill on 26 August 2023 at 20:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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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