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 ∠1798" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August after 13 days on 21 August 2013 at 01:45.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of Leo 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 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.
29 days, 13 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 168. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 169.
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.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠216.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠249.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).
4 days after point of apogee on 3 August 2013 at 08:53, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 11 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 19 August 2013 at 01:26.
Moon is 398 752 km (247 773 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 4 days, distance is 405 834 km (252 174 mi). Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 362 265 km (225 101 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 30 July 2013 at 05:50, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 August 2013 at 16:20.
20 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
5 days after previous North standstill on 2 August 2013 at 09:24, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠20.025°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 9 days to face South declination of ∠-19.906° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2013 at 12:06.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.