Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 March 2013 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | March 2013

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller.

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2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.03% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1921".

Worm Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 27 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57.

Moon in Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠6° of Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

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.

Upcoming Moon phases

Synodic month 1116 details

Lunation 163 / 1116

Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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.

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 lunation true anomaly is ∠73.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠110.3°. 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 perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2013 at 03:13, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 1 day until it gets to the point of perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55.

Distance to Moon 369 228 km

Moon is 369 228 km (229 428 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 10 days, distance is 404 262 km (251 197 mi). Moon moves closer next 1 day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 367 494 km (228 350 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 16 March 2013 at 06:15, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 March 2013 at 05:55.

Draconic month

26 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon before southern standstill

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

Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 10 April 2013 at 09:35.

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