Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 May 2013 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | May 2013

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.

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.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1894".

Flower Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2013 after 27 days on 23 June 2013 at 11:32.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2013 at 18:58
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2013 at 15:56
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 16 June 2013 at 17:24
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 23 June 2013 at 11:32

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:45, this is 12 days after last apogee on 13 May 2013 at 13:31 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 June 2013 at 21:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 358 375 km

This perigee Moon is 358 375 km (222 684 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 133 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 981 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 24 May 2013 at 00:40 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 June 2013 at 00:59 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in southern standstill

At 04:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.182°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.200° in its northern standstill point on 8 June 2013 at 19:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 8 June 2013 at 15:56 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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