New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Cancer

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 24 June 2017 at 02:31 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2017 after 14 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1888".

New lunation 216 / 1169

At 02:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 216 of Meeus index or lunation 1169 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.3 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠11°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠11° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠27.9°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 23 June 2017 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 July 2017 at 04:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 364 904 km

The Moon is 364 904 km (226 741 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 934 km (252 236 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 15 June 2017 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo.

Moon at northern standstill

At 11:12 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠19.434°. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt southward to face maximum declination of ∠-19.440° at the point of next southern standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 8 July 2017 at 10:49.

Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♌ Leo the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov