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Moon phase on 5 September 2013 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | September 2013

New Moon phase
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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 Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 September 2013 at 11:36 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September after 13 days on 19 September 2013 at 11:13.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1904".

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 169 / 1122

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.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 169. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 170.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠249.2°

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°).

Moon after apogee

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.

Distance to Moon 392 914 km

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).

Moon before ascending node

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.

Draconic month

22 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon after northern standstill

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.

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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