Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 August 2013 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | August 2013

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 29 July 2013 at 17:43.

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2013 after 16 days on 21 August 2013 at 01:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 167 / 1120

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.

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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

1 day after point of apogee on 3 August 2013 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 August 2013 at 01:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 162 km

The Moon is 405 162 km (251 756 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 265 km (225 101 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 30 July 2013 at 05:50 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 August 2013 at 16:20 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

17 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

2 days since the previous standstill on 2 August 2013 at 09:24 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.025°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.906° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 August 2013 at 12:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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