Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 8 September 2013 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 September 2013 at 11:36.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2013 after 10 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 169 of Meeus index or 1122 from Brown series.
Length of current 169 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 170 length.
Length of current synodic month is 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠249.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285.3°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 30 August 2013 at 23:46 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 September 2013 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 378 950 km (235 469 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 388 km (228 284 mi).
13 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 September 2013 at 17:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 29 August 2013 at 17:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.801°. Next 4 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 10 days on 19 September 2013 at 11:13 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.