New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated.
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 ∠1956" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January after 15 days on 27 January 2013 at 04:38.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
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 19:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 161 of Meeus index or 1114 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 161. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 162.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠44.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 10 January 2013 at 10:26, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 10 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 22 January 2013 at 10:52.
Moon is 366 457 km (227 706 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 1 day, distance is 360 048 km (223 723 mi). Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 405 313 km (251 850 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 7 January 2013 at 23:50, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 January 2013 at 01:19.
3 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
1 day after previous South standstill on 9 January 2013 at 15:22, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-20.879°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 11 days to face North declination of ∠20.816° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2013 at 05:12.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.