Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 8 June 2013 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.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 ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2013 after 14 days on 23 June 2013 at 11:32.
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 15:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 166 of Meeus index or 1119 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 166. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 167 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠191.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2013 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 June 2013 at 21:40 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 818 km (251 542 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 487 km (252 579 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 6 June 2013 at 00:59 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 June 2013 at 09:51 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 19:16 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠20.200°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.186° in its southern standstill point on 22 June 2013 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.