Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 May 2013 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | May 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 10 May 2013 at 00:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2013 after 12 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 18 May 2013 at 04:35
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2013 at 04:25
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2013 at 18:58
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2013 at 15:56

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 165 / 1118

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 165 of Meeus index or 1118 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2013. It is 10 minutes longer 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 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠143.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠143.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠168.8°.

Moon before perigee

14 days 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 day, 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 405 251 km

The Moon is 405 251 km (251 811 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 827 km (252 169 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 9 May 2013 at 19:12 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2013 at 00:40 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

15 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 at northern standstill

At 12:30 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.170°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.182° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 26 May 2013 at 04:47.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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