Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 July 2013 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | July 2013

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 30 June 2013 at 04:54.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 18 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 29 July 2013 at 17:43

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 166 / 1119

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

11 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 2 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 402 202 km

The Moon is 402 202 km (249 917 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 493 km (252 583 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 July 2013 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

14 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 before northern standstill

11 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 day 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 3 days

In 3 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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