Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 November 2013 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | November 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 3 November 2013 at 12:50.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Beaver Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November after 8 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.49% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1938".

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 171 / 1124

Moon is 6 days 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 12 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 22 November 2013 at 09:50.

Distance to Moon 364 461 km

Moon is 364 461 km (226 466 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 3 days, distance is 365 362 km (227 025 mi). Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 405 446 km (251 932 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 November 2013 at 05:30.

Draconic month

6 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

3 days after previous South standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-19.511°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 10 days to face North declination of ∠19.534° in the next northern standstill on 19 November 2013 at 17:18.

Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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