Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 May 2013 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | May 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 10 May 2013 at 00:29.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2013 after 13 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 18 May 2013 at 04:35
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2013 at 04:25
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2013 at 18:58
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2013 at 15:56

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 165 / 1118

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 165 of Meeus index or 1118 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 165 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2013. It is 10 minutes longer than next lunation 166 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠143.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠143.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.8°. 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 27 April 2013 at 19:48 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 13 May 2013 at 13:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 092 km

Moon is 404 092 km (251 091 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 827 km (252 169 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 9 May 2013 at 19:12 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2013 at 00:40 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

12 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2013 at 19:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.170°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.170° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2013 at 12:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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