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Moon phase on 10 February 2013 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | February 2013

New Moon phase
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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 Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 10 February 2013 at 07:20 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Snow Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February after 15 days on 25 February 2013 at 20:26.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1944".

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 162 / 1115

At 07:20 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 162 of Meeus index or 1115 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

29 days, 12 hours and 31 minutes is the length of new lunation 162. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 163.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠44.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠44.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠73.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 7 February 2013 at 12:09, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 8 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 19 February 2013 at 06:30.

Distance to Moon 375 269 km

Moon is 375 269 km (233 181 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 2 days, distance is 365 314 km (226 996 mi). Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 475 km (251 329 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 4 February 2013 at 02:14, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 February 2013 at 02:57.

Draconic month

6 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 6 February 2013 at 00:27, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-20.704°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 9 days to face North declination of ∠20.583° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2013 at 13:35.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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