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Moon phase on 20 October 2017 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | October 2017

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 19 October 2017 at 19:12 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1927".

Beaver Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2017 after 14 days on 4 November 2017 at 05:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 220 / 1173

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.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠114.6°

The true anomaly is ∠114.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠147°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 9 October 2017 at 05:51 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 October 2017 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 396 712 km

The Moon is 396 712 km (246 505 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 151 km (251 749 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 14 October 2017 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2017 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 11 October 2017 at 18:21 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.616°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.741° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 October 2017 at 18:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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