Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 3 November 2013 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.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 ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 14 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.
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 12:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 171 of Meeus index or 1124 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 171. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 172 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠315°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.4°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 374 638 km (232 789 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 362 km (227 025 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 16 November 2013 at 05:30 in ♉ Taurus.
At 06:52 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous North standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.509°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.511° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.