Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 November 2013 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | November 2013

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 November 2013 at 12:50.

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 ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1935"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 13 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 171 / 1124

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 171 of Meeus index or 1124 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 40 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 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠315°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠315°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠336.4°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 370 520 km

The Moon is 370 520 km (230 230 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 362 km (227 025 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 November 2013 at 05:30 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

12 days since the previous standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.509°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-19.511° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16 in ♉ Taurus 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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