Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 30 August 2013 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 28 August 2013 at 09:35.
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 first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2013 after 19 days on 19 September 2013 at 11:13.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 168 of Meeus index or 1121 from Brown series.
Length of current 168 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 45 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 169 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠216.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠249.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 23:46, this is 11 days after last perigee on 19 August 2013 at 01:26 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 September 2013 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 404 883 km (251 583 mi) away from Earth. It is 525 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 826 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 26 August 2013 at 08:19 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 September 2013 at 17:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 29 August 2013 at 17:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.801°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.685° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2013 at 18:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 5 September 2013 at 11:36 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.