Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 8 October 2013 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 October 2013 at 00:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2013 after 10 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.
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 4 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.
Length of current 170 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 171 length.
Length of current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2013 at 18:17 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 368 627 km (229 054 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 813 km (229 791 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 26 September 2013 at 01:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.599°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.537° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.