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Moon phase on 21 August 2017 Monday is New Moon, 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 about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2017 after 15 days on 6 September 2017 at 07:03.
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 18:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 218 of Meeus index or 1171 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 218. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 219 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠49.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠79°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 18 August 2017 at 13:14 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 August 2017 at 11:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 374 298 km (232 578 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 307 km (251 225 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 10:34 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 4 September 2017 at 18:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 10:34 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2017 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.381°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.393° in the next southern standstill on 1 September 2017 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.