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Moon phase on 17 August 2069 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | August 2069

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 ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 August 2069 at 22:03 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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2069 after 14 days on 1 September 2069 at 09:06.

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 861 / 1814

At 22:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 861 of Meeus index or 1814 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.56 days

29 days, 13 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 861. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 862 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠99.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133.4°. 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 7 August 2069 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2069 at 23:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 392 645 km

Moon is 392 645 km (243 978 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 552 km (251 377 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 9 August 2069 at 03:46 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2069 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2069 at 05:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.686°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.563° in the next southern standstill on 26 August 2069 at 12:58 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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