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Moon phase on 8 April 2013 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | April 2013

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 3 April 2013 at 04:37.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1865"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2013 after 17 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 2 May 2013 at 11:14

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

8 days after point of perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 April 2013 at 22:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 384 301 km

The Moon is 384 301 km (238 794 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 865 km (251 571 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 30 March 2013 at 05:55 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 April 2013 at 12:12 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

9 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 before northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 1 April 2013 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.250°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.189° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 April 2013 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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.

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