Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 October 2013 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | October 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 October 2013 at 00:35.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1903"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2013 after 12 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 170 / 1123

The 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 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 170 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 171 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠285.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2013 at 18:17 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 376 620 km

Moon is 376 620 km (234 021 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 813 km (229 791 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 22:08 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 22:08 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 26 September 2013 at 01:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.599°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.537° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38 in ♈ Aries, 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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