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Moon phase on 17 October 2077 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | October 2077

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 ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 October 2077 at 23:07 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2077 after 13 days on 31 October 2077 at 10:36.

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 962 / 1915

At 23:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 962 of Meeus index or 1915 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.75 days

29 days, 17 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 962. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2077. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 963 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠194.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠222.6°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 15 October 2077 at 08:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2077 at 10:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 403 829 km

Moon is 403 829 km (250 928 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 605 km (222 827 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 5 October 2077 at 09:50 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2077 at 20:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 8 October 2077 at 07:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.357°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.450° in the next southern standstill on 23 October 2077 at 01:59 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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