Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 26 October 2013 at 23:41.
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 2.32% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November after 15 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of Libra tropical zodiac sector and enters Scorpio later.
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.
Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.
Length of current 170 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 171.
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.
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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 3 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28.
Moon is 379 276 km (235 671 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 7 days, distance is 404 561 km (251 383 mi). Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 365 362 km (227 025 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52.
26 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
10 days 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 3 days to face South declination of ∠-19.511° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43.
After 1 day 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.