Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 May 2013 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 10 May 2013 at 00:29.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2013 after 12 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.
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.
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.
Length of current 165 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 next lunation 166 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠143.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.8°. 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°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 May 2013 at 13:31 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 405 251 km (251 811 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 827 km (252 169 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 9 May 2013 at 19:12 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2013 at 00:40 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 12:30 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠20.170°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.182° in its southern standstill point on 26 May 2013 at 04:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.