Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 4 August 2013 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 29 July 2013 at 17:43.
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 passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2013 after 16 days on 21 August 2013 at 01:45.
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.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on 3 August 2013 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2013 at 01:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 405 162 km (251 756 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 265 km (225 101 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 30 July 2013 at 05:50 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 August 2013 at 16:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 2 August 2013 at 09:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.025°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.906° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2013 at 12:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 6 August 2013 at 21:51 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.