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Moon phase on 8 June 2013 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | June 2013

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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 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 8 June 2013 at 15:56 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2013 after 14 days on 23 June 2013 at 11:32.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 16 June 2013 at 17:24
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 23 June 2013 at 11:32
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 30 June 2013 at 04:54
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 8 July 2013 at 07:14

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 166 / 1119

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.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠168.8°

The true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠191.6°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2013 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 June 2013 at 21:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 818 km

The Moon is 404 818 km (251 542 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 487 km (252 579 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 6 June 2013 at 00:59 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 June 2013 at 09:51 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 19:16 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.200°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.186° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 22 June 2013 at 16:11.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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