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 ∠1824" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September after 13 days on 19 September 2013 at 11:13.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of Virgo 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 11:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 169 of Meeus index or 1122 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 169. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 170.
Length of current synodic month is 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠249.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠285.3°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 30 August 2013 at 23:46, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 10 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 15 September 2013 at 16:34.
Moon is 392 914 km (244 145 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 5 days, distance is 404 883 km (251 583 mi). Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 367 388 km (228 284 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 26 August 2013 at 08:19, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 September 2013 at 17:29.
22 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
6 days after previous North standstill on 29 August 2013 at 17:03, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.801°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 7 days to face South declination of ∠-19.685° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2013 at 18:30.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.