Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 January 2013 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | January 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 26% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 11 January 2013 at 19:44.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2013 after 10 days on 27 January 2013 at 04:38.

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 161 / 1114

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 161 of Meeus index or 1114 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 36 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠23.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠23.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠44.2°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 10 January 2013 at 10:26 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 January 2013 at 10:52 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 388 019 km

The Moon is 388 019 km (241 104 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 313 km (251 850 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 7 January 2013 at 23:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 January 2013 at 01:19 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 9 January 2013 at 15:22 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.879°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.816° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 January 2013 at 05:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 27 January 2013 at 04:38 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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