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Moon phase on 3 November 2013 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | November 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 ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 November 2013 at 12:50 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 14 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.

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 171 / 1124

At 12:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 171 of Meeus index or 1124 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.48 days

29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 171. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 172 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠315°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠315°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.4°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 374 638 km

Moon is 374 638 km (232 789 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 362 km (227 025 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 16 November 2013 at 05:30 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 06:52 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.509°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.511° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43 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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