Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 October 2013 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | October 2013

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

Waning Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November after 24 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.65% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1930".

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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

13 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 1 day until it gets to the point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25.

Distance to Moon 405 060 km

Moon is 405 060 km (251 693 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 13 days, distance is 369 813 km (229 791 mi). Moon moves farther next 1 day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 561 km (251 383 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52.

Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.509°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 12 days to face South declination of ∠-19.511° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43.

Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 3 November 2013 at 12:50.

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