Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 November 2013 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2013 | November 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger.

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Moon phase and lunation

Moonrise and moonset

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

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 November 2013 at 12:50.

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November after 13 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.

Moon in Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠25° of Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1935"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.03% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1935".

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 171 / 1124

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 171 of Meeus index or 1124 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 171 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 172.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠315°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠315°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠336.4°. 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 perigee

9 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 1 day until it gets to the point of perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28.

Distance to Moon 370 520 km

Moon is 370 520 km (230 230 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 9 days, distance is 404 561 km (251 383 mi). Moon moves closer next 1 day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 365 362 km (227 025 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 November 2013 at 05:30.

Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 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 1 day to face South declination of ∠-19.511° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43.

Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.

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