Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 20 October 2017 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.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 ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2017 after 14 days on 4 November 2017 at 05:23.
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 19:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 220 of Meeus index or 1173 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 220. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 221 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠114.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠147°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 9 October 2017 at 05:51 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2017 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 396 712 km (246 505 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 151 km (251 749 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 14 October 2017 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2017 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 11 October 2017 at 18:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.616°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.741° in the next southern standstill on 25 October 2017 at 18:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.