Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 9 May 2013 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.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 ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2013 after 15 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.
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 09:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 164 of Meeus index or 1117 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 164. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 165 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.3°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2013 at 19:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 May 2013 at 13:31 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 399 152 km (248 022 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 827 km (252 169 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 19:12 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 24 May 2013 at 00:40 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2013 at 19:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.170°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.170° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2013 at 12:30 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.