Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 27 September 2013 at 03:56.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.48% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October after 17 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of Leo tropical zodiac sector and enters Virgo later.
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.
Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 169 of Meeus index or 1122 from Brown series.
Length of current 169 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 170.
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.
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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2013 at 18:17, 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 10 October 2013 at 23:06.
Moon is 398 938 km (247 889 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 3 days, distance is 404 309 km (251 226 mi). Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 369 813 km (229 791 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 22 September 2013 at 13:48, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08.
21 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
5 days after previous North standstill on 26 September 2013 at 01:03, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.599°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 8 days to face South declination of ∠-19.537° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52.
After 3 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 5 October 2013 at 00:35.