Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 June 2013 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | June 2013

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 31 May 2013 at 18:58.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2013 after 18 days on 23 June 2013 at 11:32.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 30 June 2013 at 04:54

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

9 days 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 5 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 393 682 km

The Moon is 393 682 km (244 623 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 487 km (252 579 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 24 May 2013 at 00:40 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

11 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 before northern standstill

9 days 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 4 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 4 days

In 4 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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