Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 October 2013 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | October 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 5 October 2013 at 00:35.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2013 after 11 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 170 / 1123

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 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠285.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠315°.

Moon before apogee

9 days 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 3 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 372 304 km

The Moon is 372 304 km (231 339 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 813 km (229 791 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 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 2 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 11 days

In 11 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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