Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 23 July 2017 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2017 after 15 days on 7 August 2017 at 18:11.
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 09:46 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 217 of Meeus index or 1170 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 217. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 218 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠27.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠49.5°. 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 21 July 2017 at 17:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 August 2017 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 368 700 km (229 100 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 026 km (251 671 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 12 July 2017 at 05:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 July 2017 at 00:46 in ♍ Virgo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 21 July 2017 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.413°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.393° in the next southern standstill on 4 August 2017 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.