Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 5 September 2013 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.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 ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2013 after 13 days on 19 September 2013 at 11:13.
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 11:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 169 of Meeus index or 1122 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 169. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 170 length.
Length of current synodic month is 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠249.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285.3°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 30 August 2013 at 23:46 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 September 2013 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 392 914 km (244 145 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 388 km (228 284 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 26 August 2013 at 08:19 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 September 2013 at 17:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 29 August 2013 at 17:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.801°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.685° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2013 at 18:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.