Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 October 2013 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2013 | October 2013

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

Waxing Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and growing larger.

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Moon phase and lunation

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.

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 11 October 2013 at 23:02.

Hunter Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October after 4 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.

Moon in Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.22% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1924".

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 170 / 1123

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 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.

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 is ∠315°. 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 perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 11 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25.

Distance to Moon 368 006 km

Moon is 368 006 km (228 668 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 3 days, distance is 369 813 km (229 791 mi). Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 561 km (251 383 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47.

Draconic month

7 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-19.537°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 8 days to face North declination of ∠19.509° in the next northern standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13.

Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.

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