Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 5 October 2013 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.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 ∠18° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2013 after 13 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.
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 00:34 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 170. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 171 length.
Length of current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2013 at 18:17 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 381 326 km (236 945 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 813 km (229 791 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 22 September 2013 at 13:48 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08 in ♏ Scorpio.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 26 September 2013 at 01:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.599°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.537° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.