Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 April 2013 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | April 2013

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

Waning Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1905".

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2013 after 26 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 2 May 2013 at 11:14
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 10 May 2013 at 00:29
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 18 May 2013 at 04:35
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2013 at 04:25

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 164 / 1117

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 164 of Meeus index or 1117 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 53 minutes. It is 35 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 2 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 54 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠110.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠110.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠143.3°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 27 April 2013 at 19:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 May 2013 at 13:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 653 km

The Moon is 363 653 km (225 963 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 15 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 827 km (252 169 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 26 April 2013 at 14:07 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 May 2013 at 19:12 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 at southern standstill

At 19:05 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.170°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.170° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 12 May 2013 at 12:30.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 10 May 2013 at 00:29 in ♉ Taurus 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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