Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 March 2013 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | March 2013

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 4 March 2013 at 21:53.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2013 after 18 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 11 March 2013 at 19:51
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 19 March 2013 at 17:27
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2013 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 3 April 2013 at 04:37

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 162 / 1115

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 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 5 March 2013 at 23:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 March 2013 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 369 077 km

The Moon is 369 077 km (229 334 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 262 km (251 197 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 3 March 2013 at 02:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 March 2013 at 06:15 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

5 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

3 days since the previous standstill on 5 March 2013 at 06:41 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.453°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.335° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 March 2013 at 21:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 11 March 2013 at 19:51 in ♓ Pisces 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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