Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 March 2013 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2013 | March 2013

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 27 March 2013 at 09:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1921"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1922".

Worm Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2013 after 28 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 April 2013 at 19:57

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 163 / 1116

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 163 of Meeus index or 1116 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 before apogee

9 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 373 075 km

The Moon is 373 075 km (231 818 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 494 km (228 350 mi).

Moon before ascending node

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

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

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

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before southern standstill

9 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 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.250° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 April 2013 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 10 April 2013 at 09:35 in ♈ Aries 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Back to: Top of page