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Moon phase on 8 July 2013 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | July 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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 8 July 2013 at 07:14 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2013 after 14 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 16 July 2013 at 03:18
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 July 2013 at 18:15
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 29 July 2013 at 17:43
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 6 August 2013 at 21:51

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 167 / 1120

At 07:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 167 of Meeus index or 1120 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 51 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 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠191.6°

The true anomaly is ∠191.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠216.9°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 7 July 2013 at 00:36 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 679 km

The Moon is 404 679 km (251 456 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 402 km (222 701 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 July 2013 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

18 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 after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.170°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.097° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 July 2013 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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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