Moon ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 17 July 2023 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.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 ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 15 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.
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 18:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 291 of Meeus index or 1244 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes is the length of new lunation 291. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 292 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.2°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 402 537 km (250 125 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 291 km (252 458 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus, 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 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 16 July 2023 at 02:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.849°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.924° in the next southern standstill on 30 July 2023 at 11:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.