Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 13 July 2018 Friday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2018 after 14 days on 27 July 2018 at 20:20.
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 02:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 229 of Meeus index or 1182 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes is the length of new lunation 229. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 230 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:28, this is 13 days after last apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 July 2018 at 05:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 357 432 km (222 098 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 076 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 924 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 30 June 2018 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 14 July 2018 at 02:50 in ♌ Leo.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 July 2018 at 12:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.761°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.755° in the next southern standstill on 25 July 2018 at 20:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.