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Moon phase on 6 August 2013 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | August 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 ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 6 August 2013 at 21:51 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2013 after 14 days on 21 August 2013 at 01:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 168 / 1121

At 21:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 168 of Meeus index or 1121 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.57 days

29 days, 13 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 168. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 169 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠216.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠216.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠249.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 3 August 2013 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2013 at 01:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 401 728 km

Moon is 401 728 km (249 622 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 265 km (225 101 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 30 July 2013 at 05:50 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 August 2013 at 16:20 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 2 August 2013 at 09:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.025°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.906° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2013 at 12:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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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