Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 July 2013 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | July 2013

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1936"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2013 after 27 days on 21 August 2013 at 01:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 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 3 August 2013 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 370 287 km

The Moon is 370 287 km (230 086 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 834 km (252 174 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after ascending node on 17 July 2013 at 14:58 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 30 July 2013 at 05:50 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

6 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 20 July 2013 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.097°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.025° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 August 2013 at 09:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 6 August 2013 at 21:51 in ♌ Leo 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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