Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 September 2013 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | September 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 September 2013 at 11:36.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Harvest Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September after 12 days on 19 September 2013 at 11:13.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1845"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.13% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1904".

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 169 / 1122

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 169 of Meeus index or 1122 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 169 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 170.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠249.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠249.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠285.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 30 August 2013 at 23:46, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 9 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 15 September 2013 at 16:34.

Distance to Moon 388 427 km

Moon is 388 427 km (241 357 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 6 days, distance is 404 883 km (251 583 mi). Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 367 388 km (228 284 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 26 August 2013 at 08:19, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 September 2013 at 17:29.

Draconic month

23 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 29 August 2013 at 17:03, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.801°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 6 days to face South declination of ∠-19.685° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2013 at 18:30.

Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 19 September 2013 at 11:13.

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