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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
New Moon phase
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 1 day young 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.

Apparent angular diameter

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

Worm Moon after 15 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 19 March 2013 at 17:27
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2013 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 3 April 2013 at 04:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 10 April 2013 at 09:35

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.


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 length.

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 will be ∠110.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing 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 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 March 2013 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 381 972 km

Moon is 381 972 km (237 346 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 262 km (251 197 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 3 March 2013 at 02:30 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 March 2013 at 06:15 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

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

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

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