Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 March 2013 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | March 2013

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

Waxing Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 19 March 2013 at 17:27.

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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1925".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2013 after 4 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2013 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 3 April 2013 at 04:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 10 April 2013 at 09:35
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 18 April 2013 at 12:31

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 163 / 1116

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 163 of Meeus index or 1116 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 3 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠73.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠73.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠110.3°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2013 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 733 km

The Moon is 399 733 km (248 383 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 494 km (228 350 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 16 March 2013 at 06:15 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 March 2013 at 05:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

19 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

3 days since the previous standstill on 18 March 2013 at 21:50 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.335°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.250° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 April 2013 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27 in ♎ Libra 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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