Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 7 August 2013 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2013 after 13 days on 21 August 2013 at 01:45.
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 21:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 168 of Meeus index or 1121 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 168. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 169 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠216.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠249.2°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 3 August 2013 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2013 at 01:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 398 752 km (247 773 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 265 km (225 101 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 30 July 2013 at 05:50 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 August 2013 at 16:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 2 August 2013 at 09:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.025°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.906° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2013 at 12:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.