Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 17 September 2077 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2077 after 14 days on 2 October 2077 at 01:20.
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 05:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 961 of Meeus index or 1914 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 961. It is 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 962 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠171°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days after point of perigee on 3 September 2077 at 12:31 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 September 2077 at 06:17 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 405 322 km (251 855 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 604 km (252 652 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 8 September 2077 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 September 2077 at 17:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 11 September 2077 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.130°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.269° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2077 at 19:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.