Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 9 June 2013 Sunday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2013 after 13 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:40, this is 14 days after last perigee on 26 May 2013 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2013 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 487 km (252 579 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 079 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 222 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 June 2013 at 09:51 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 8 June 2013 at 19:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.200°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.186° in the next southern standstill 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.