From Tolkien Gateway
Events that occurred on 13 January.
- 1960 - J.R.R. Tolkien sends a letter to Elizabeth Jones.
- 1977 - Actor Orlando Bloom is born.
- 2009 - The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is released in North America.
- 2010 - The Power of Tolkien's Prose: Middle-Earth's Magical Style by Steve Walker is published.
- T.A. 3019:
- The Fellowship of the Ring is attacked a second time by a pack of Wargs in the early hours.
- They reach the West-gate of Moria at nightfall. The Watcher attacks and jams the West-gate.
- Bill the Pony leaves.
- Gollum begins to trail the Ring-bearer.
According to astronomy, the moon on that day of 3019, would have be a waning gibbous, which rises after midnight (and thus early on January 14) until it passes over the Misty Mountains and shine on the western side where the Gate was.
So the Tale of Years must be incorrect when it has the Company enter Moria before midnight on the 13th.