Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 February 2013 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2013 | February 2013

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger.

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6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 10 February 2013 at 07:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.36% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1942".

Snow Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February after 9 days on 25 February 2013 at 20:26.

Moon in Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠13° of Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Lunar orbit details for

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 162 / 1115

Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 162 of Meeus index or 1115 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 162 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 163.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

True anomaly ∠44.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠44.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠73.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 7 February 2013 at 12:09, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 2 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 19 February 2013 at 06:30.

Distance to Moon 401 327 km

Moon is 401 327 km (249 373 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 8 days, distance is 365 314 km (226 996 mi). Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 475 km (251 329 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 4 February 2013 at 02:14, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 February 2013 at 02:57.

Draconic month

12 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 6 February 2013 at 00:27, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-20.704°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 3 days to face North declination of ∠20.583° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2013 at 13:35.

Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 25 February 2013 at 20:26.

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