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Moon phase on 18 August 2077 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | August 2077

New Moon phase
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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 ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 August 2077 at 14:17 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 ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2077 after 15 days on 2 September 2077 at 17:23.

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 960 / 1913

At 14:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 960 of Meeus index or 1913 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.65 days

29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 960. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 961 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠146°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠171°. 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

12 days after point of perigee on 6 August 2077 at 07:02 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 August 2077 at 22:11 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 400 953 km

Moon is 400 953 km (249 141 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 040 km (252 302 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 12 August 2077 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 August 2077 at 16:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 14 August 2077 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.916°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.035° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2077 at 11:23 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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