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Moon phase on 5 October 2013 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | October 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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 October 2013 at 00:35 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2013 after 13 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.

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 170 / 1123

At 00:34 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.51 days

29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 170. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 171 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠285.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2013 at 18:17 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 326 km

Moon is 381 326 km (236 945 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 813 km (229 791 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 22 September 2013 at 13:48 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

25 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 26 September 2013 at 01:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.599°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.537° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52 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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