Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 November 2013 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | November 2013

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and getting smaller. The Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 25 November 2013 at 19:28.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

Cold Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December after 19 days on 17 December 2013 at 09:28.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1828"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.17% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1945".

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 22 November 2013 at 09:50, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 6 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 4 December 2013 at 10:15.

Distance to Moon 392 009 km

Moon is 392 009 km (243 583 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 5 days, distance is 405 446 km (251 932 mi). Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 360 065 km (223 734 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 16 November 2013 at 05:30, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 November 2013 at 16:59.

Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 19 November 2013 at 17:18, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.534°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 6 days to face South declination of ∠-19.552° in the next southern standstill on 3 December 2013 at 16:38.

Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 3 December 2013 at 00:22.

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