Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 June 2013 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | June 2013

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

Waning Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 23 June 2013 at 11:32.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1923"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1887".

Strawberry Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2013 after 25 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 30 June 2013 at 04:54
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 8 July 2013 at 07:14
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 16 July 2013 at 03:18
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 July 2013 at 18:15

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 166 / 1119

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 166 of Meeus index or 1119 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠168.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠191.6°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2013 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 July 2013 at 00:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 372 716 km

The Moon is 372 716 km (231 595 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 493 km (252 583 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 20 June 2013 at 09:51 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

7 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

4 days since the previous standstill on 22 June 2013 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.186°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.170° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 8 July 2013 at 07:14 in ♋ Cancer 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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