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Moon phase on 10 April 2013 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | April 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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 10 April 2013 at 09:35 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2013 after 15 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 18 April 2013 at 12:31
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 April 2013 at 19:57
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 2 May 2013 at 11:14
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 10 May 2013 at 00:29

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 164 / 1117

At 09:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 164 of Meeus index or 1117 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.62 days

29 days, 14 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 164. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 165 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠110.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.3°. 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 April 2013 at 22:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 393 453 km

Moon is 393 453 km (244 480 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 865 km (251 571 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 30 March 2013 at 05:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 April 2013 at 12:12 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

11 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2013 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.250°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.189° in the next northern standstill on 15 April 2013 at 05:29 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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