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Moon phase on 11 January 2013 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2013 after 15 days on 27 January 2013 at 04:38.
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 19:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 161 of Meeus index or 1114 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 161. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 162 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠44.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 10 January 2013 at 10:26 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 January 2013 at 10:52 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 366 457 km (227 706 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 313 km (251 850 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 7 January 2013 at 23:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 January 2013 at 01:19 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 9 January 2013 at 15:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.879°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.816° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2013 at 05:12 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.