Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 23 July 2013 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2013.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 167 of Meeus index or 1120 from Brown series.
Length of current 167 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 51 minutes longer than next lunation 168 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠191.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠216.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 August 2013 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 366 936 km (228 003 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 834 km (252 174 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 17 July 2013 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 July 2013 at 05:50 in ♉ Taurus.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 20 July 2013 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.097°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.025° in the next northern standstill on 2 August 2013 at 09:24 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.