Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 July 2013 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | July 2013

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

Waxing Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 16 July 2013 at 03:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2013 after 4 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 July 2013 at 18:15
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 29 July 2013 at 17:43
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 6 August 2013 at 21:51
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 14 August 2013 at 10:56

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 167 / 1120

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 167 of Meeus index or 1120 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 167 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 51 minutes longer than next lunation 168 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠191.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠191.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠216.9°. 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 7 July 2013 at 00:36 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 367 166 km

Moon is 367 166 km (228 146 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 402 km (222 701 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 17 July 2013 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 July 2013 at 05:50 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.170°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.097° in the next southern standstill on 20 July 2013 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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