Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 24 June 2017 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.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 ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2017 after 14 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 02:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 216 of Meeus index or 1169 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 216. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 217 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠27.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 23 June 2017 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 July 2017 at 04:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 364 904 km (226 741 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 934 km (252 236 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.434°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.440° in its southern standstill point on 8 July 2017 at 10:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.