Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 February 2013 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | February 2013

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 3 February 2013 at 13:56.

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.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2013 after 18 days on 25 February 2013 at 20:26.

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 12:09. It is 16 days after previous apogee on 22 January 2013 at 10:52 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 19 February 2013 at 06:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 314 km

This perigee Moon is 365 314 km (226 996 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 806 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 042 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 4 February 2013 at 02:14 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 February 2013 at 02:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

3 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 6 February 2013 at 00:27 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.704°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.583° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 February 2013 at 13:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 10 February 2013 at 07:20 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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