Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 April 2013 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | April 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 10 April 2013 at 09:35.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2013 after 12 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 18 April 2013 at 12:31
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 April 2013 at 19:57
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 2 May 2013 at 11:14
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 10 May 2013 at 00:29

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 164 / 1117

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 164 of Meeus index or 1117 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 164 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 53 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 165 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠110.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.3°. 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 before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 April 2013 at 22:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 403 210 km

Moon is 403 210 km (250 543 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 865 km (251 571 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 12 April 2013 at 12:12 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 April 2013 at 14:07 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

14 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2013 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.250°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.189° in the next northern standstill on 15 April 2013 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57 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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