Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 July 2013 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | July 2013

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

Waning Crescent 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 30 June 2013 at 04:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2013 after 19 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 8 July 2013 at 07:14
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 16 July 2013 at 03:18
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 July 2013 at 18:15
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 29 July 2013 at 17:43

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 166 / 1119

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 166 of Meeus index or 1119 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 166 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 167 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠168.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠191.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2013 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 July 2013 at 00:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 399 351 km

Moon is 399 351 km (248 145 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 493 km (252 583 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 04:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 17 July 2013 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 22 June 2013 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.186°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.170° in the next northern standstill on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 8 July 2013 at 07:14 in ♋ Cancer, 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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