Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 July 2013 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | July 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 8 July 2013 at 07:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2013 after 13 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 6 August 2013 at 21:51

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 167 / 1120

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 167 of Meeus index or 1120 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 51 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 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠191.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠191.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠216.9°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 7 July 2013 at 00:36 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 402 997 km

The Moon is 402 997 km (250 411 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 402 km (222 701 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 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

19 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 after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.170°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.097° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 July 2013 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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