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Moon phase on 1 August 2013 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | August 2013

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

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 29 July 2013 at 17:43.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2013 after 19 days on 21 August 2013 at 01:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 August 2013 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 288 km

Moon is 403 288 km (250 592 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 834 km (252 174 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 30 July 2013 at 05:50 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 13 August 2013 at 16:20 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 20 July 2013 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.097°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.025° in the next northern standstill on 2 August 2013 at 09:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 6 August 2013 at 21:51 in ♌ Leo, 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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