Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 23 June 2017 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2017 after 15 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.
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.
At 19:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.
29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 215. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 216 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:49, this is 14 days after last apogee on 8 June 2017 at 22:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 July 2017 at 04:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 938 km (222 412 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 570 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 418 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 11 June 2017 at 03:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.428°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.434° in the next northern standstill on 24 June 2017 at 11:12 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.