Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 10 February 2013 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.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 ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2013 after 15 days on 25 February 2013 at 20:26.
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 07:20 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 162 of Meeus index or 1115 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 31 minutes is the length of new lunation 162. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 163 length.
Length of current synodic month is 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠44.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠73.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 7 February 2013 at 12:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 February 2013 at 06:30 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 375 269 km (233 181 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 475 km (251 329 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 4 February 2013 at 02:14 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 February 2013 at 02:57 in ♉ Taurus.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 6 February 2013 at 00:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.704°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.583° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2013 at 13:35 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.