Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 November 2013 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1937".

Beaver Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 9 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 5 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 November 2013 at 09:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 397 km

The Moon is 363 397 km (225 804 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 446 km (251 932 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 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

5 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 after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.511°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.534° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 November 2013 at 17:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 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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