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Moon phase on 11 March 2013 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | March 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 ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 11 March 2013 at 19:51 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in ♊ Gemini on
  • Full Moon in ♎ Libra on
  • Last Quarter in ♑ Capricorn on
  • New Moon in ♈ Aries on

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March after 15 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1931".

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 163 / 1116

At 19:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 163 of Meeus index or 1116 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

29 days, 13 hours and 44 minutes is the length of new lunation 163. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 164.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 3 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠73.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠73.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠110.3°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 5 March 2013 at 23:20, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 7 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 19 March 2013 at 03:13.

Distance to Moon 381 972 km

Moon is 381 972 km (237 346 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 5 days, distance is 369 954 km (229 879 mi). Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 262 km (251 197 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 3 March 2013 at 02:30, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 March 2013 at 06:15.

Draconic month

8 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

6 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2013 at 06:41, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-20.453°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 7 days to face North declination of ∠20.335° in the next northern standstill on 18 March 2013 at 21:50.

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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