New Moon on

Moon phase on 10 May 2013 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2013 | May 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 exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 10 May 2013 at 00:29 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May after 14 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.

Moon in Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠25° of Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1900".

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 165 / 1118

At 00:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 165 of Meeus index or 1118 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 165. It is 10 minutes longer than next lunation 166. This is the longest synodic month of 2013.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠143.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠143.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠168.8°. 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 before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2013 at 19:48, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 3 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 13 May 2013 at 13:31.

Distance to Moon 402 034 km

Moon is 402 034 km (249 812 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 12 days, distance is 362 268 km (225 103 mi). Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 405 827 km (252 169 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 9 May 2013 at 19:12, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2013 at 00:40.

Draconic month

13 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving through the last part of current draconic month.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2013 at 19:05, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-20.170°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 2 days to face North declination of ∠20.170° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2013 at 12:30.

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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