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 ∠1783" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May after 14 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of Taurus 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 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.
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.
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.
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°).
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.
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).
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.
13 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving through the last part of current draconic month.
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.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.