Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 May 2013 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | May 2013

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 May 2013 at 04:25.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2013 after 26 days on 23 June 2013 at 11:32.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2013 at 18:58
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2013 at 15:56
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 16 June 2013 at 17:24
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 23 June 2013 at 11:32

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 165 / 1118

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 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 26 May 2013 at 01:45 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 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 June 2013 at 21:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 570 km

The Moon is 363 570 km (225 912 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 487 km (252 579 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 24 May 2013 at 00:40 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 June 2013 at 00:59 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

3 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 26 May 2013 at 04:47 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.182°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.200° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 June 2013 at 19:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 8 June 2013 at 15:56 in ♊ Gemini 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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