Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 8 July 2013 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.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 ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2013 after 14 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.
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 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.
29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 167. It is 51 minutes longer than next lunation 168 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠191.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠216.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 7 July 2013 at 00:36 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 679 km (251 456 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 402 km (222 701 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 July 2013 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.170°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.097° in the next southern standstill on 20 July 2013 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.