New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Gemini

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 1%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

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

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2013 after 13 days on 23 June 2013 at 11:32.

Super spring tide

There is extremely high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment and the near perigee.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".

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 lunation 1119 from Brown series.

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 decrease with the lunar orbit 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 details for

True anomaly ∠168.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠168.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠191.6°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 21:40 about 14 days since last perigee on 26 May 2013 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next perigee on 23 June 2013 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 406 487 km

This apogee Moon is 406 487 km (252 579 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 079 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 222 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 6 June 2013 at 00:59 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 20 June 2013 at 09:51 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the last northern standstill on 8 June 2013 at 19:16 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.200° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.186° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 June 2013 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov