Crescent ♌ Leo
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 July 2017 at 09:46 UTC.
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠27.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠49.5°.
1 day after point of perigee on 21 July 2017 at 17:09 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 August 2017 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 368 700 km (229 100 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 026 km (251 671 mi).
11 days after descending node on 12 July 2017 at 05:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 July 2017 at 00:46 in ♍ Virgo.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 21 July 2017 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.413°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.393° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 August 2017 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.