New Moon on

Moon phase on 2 December 2013 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2013 | December 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.

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Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December after 14 days on 17 December 2013 at 09:28.

Moon enters Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

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.

Upcoming Moon phases

Synodic month 1124 details

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.

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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.

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 New Moon true anomaly is ∠315°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠336.4°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 22 November 2013 at 09:50, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 1 day until it gets to the point of perigee on 4 December 2013 at 10:15.

Distance to Moon 369 105 km

Moon is 369 105 km (229 351 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 10 days, distance is 405 446 km (251 932 mi). Moon moves closer next 1 day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 360 065 km (223 734 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 30 November 2013 at 16:59, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 December 2013 at 10:10.

Draconic month

1 day after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 19 November 2013 at 17:18, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.534°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 1 day to face South declination of ∠-19.552° in the next southern standstill on 3 December 2013 at 16:38.

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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