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Moon phase on 13 July 2018 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | July 2018

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 ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 13 July 2018 at 02:48 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2018 after 14 days on 27 July 2018 at 20:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 19 July 2018 at 19:52
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 27 July 2018 at 20:20
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 4 August 2018 at 18:18
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 11 August 2018 at 09:58

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 229 / 1182

At 02:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 229 of Meeus index or 1182 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.3 days

29 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes is the length of new lunation 229. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 230 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:28, this is 13 days after last apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 July 2018 at 05:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 357 432 km

This perigee Moon is 357 432 km (222 098 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 076 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 924 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 30 June 2018 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 14 July 2018 at 02:50 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 12 July 2018 at 12:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.761°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.755° in the next southern standstill on 25 July 2018 at 20:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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