Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 November 2013 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 11 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.

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 171 / 1124

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 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 09:28. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 22 November 2013 at 09:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 365 362 km

This perigee Moon is 365 362 km (227 025 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 854 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 994 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 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

3 days 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 at southern standstill

At 06:43 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.511°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2013. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠19.534° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 19 November 2013 at 17:18.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 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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