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 ∠1877" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March after 15 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of Pisces 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 19:51 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.
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.
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.
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°).
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.
Moon is 381 972 km (237 347 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).
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.
8 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
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.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.