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 ∠1958" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December after 13 days on 17 December 2013 at 09:28.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of Sagittarius 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 00:22 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 172 of Meeus index or 1125 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 172. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 173. This is the shortest synodic month of 2013.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠336.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠353°. 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°).
11 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.
Moon is 366 075 km (227 468 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 11 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).
2 days after its ascending node on 30 November 2013 at 16:59, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 December 2013 at 10:10.
2 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
At 16:38 on this date Moon meets its South standstill point and reaches southern declination of ∠-19.552°. Next 13 days lunar orbit moves northward in opposite direction to face North declination of ∠19.570° in its northern standstill point on 17 December 2013 at 01:00.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.