Moon ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 May 2013 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 2 May 2013 at 11:14.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2013 after 16 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.
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.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 164 of Meeus index or 1117 from Brown series.
Length of current 164 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 53 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 165 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2013 at 19:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 May 2013 at 13:31 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 395 552 km (245 785 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 827 km (252 169 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 26 April 2013 at 14:07 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 May 2013 at 19:12 in ♉ Taurus.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2013 at 19:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.170°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.170° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2013 at 12:30 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 10 May 2013 at 00:29 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.