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Moon phase on 27 October 2013 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | October 2013

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 45% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 October 2013 at 23:41 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1931".

Beaver Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 21 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 403 404 km

Moon is 403 404 km (250 664 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 362 km (227 025 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.509°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.511° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 3 November 2013 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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