Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 September 2013 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | September 2013

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

Waning Crescent 29% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 27 September 2013 at 03:56.

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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2013 after 19 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.

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 169 / 1122

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 169 of Meeus index or 1122 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes. It is 43 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 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠249.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠249.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠285.3°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 27 September 2013 at 18:17 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 079 km

The Moon is 404 079 km (251 083 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 813 km (229 791 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 22 September 2013 at 13:48 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

19 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

3 days since the previous standstill on 26 September 2013 at 01:03 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.599°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.537° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 5 October 2013 at 00:35 in ♎ Libra 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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