Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 March 2013 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | March 2013

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

Waxing Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 19 March 2013 at 17:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1925".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2013 after 4 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2013 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 3 April 2013 at 04:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 10 April 2013 at 09:35
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 18 April 2013 at 12:31

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 163 / 1116

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 163 of Meeus index or 1116 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 163 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 164 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 3 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠73.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠73.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠110.3°. 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2013 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 733 km

Moon is 399 733 km (248 383 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 494 km (228 350 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 16 March 2013 at 06:15 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 March 2013 at 05:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 18 March 2013 at 21:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.335°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.250° in the next southern standstill on 1 April 2013 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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