Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 February 2013 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | February 2013

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 17 February 2013 at 20:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1938".

Snow Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2013 after 1 day on 25 February 2013 at 20:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 162 / 1115

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 162 of Meeus index or 1115 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 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 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠44.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠44.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠73.6°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 19 February 2013 at 06:30 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 March 2013 at 23:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 393 665 km

The Moon is 393 665 km (244 612 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 954 km (229 879 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 17 February 2013 at 02:57 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 March 2013 at 02:30 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 19 February 2013 at 13:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.583°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.453° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 March 2013 at 06:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 25 February 2013 at 20:26 in ♍ Virgo 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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