Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 1 December 2013 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 25 November 2013 at 19:28.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2013 after 15 days on 17 December 2013 at 09:28.
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.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 171 of Meeus index or 1124 from Brown series.
Length of current 171 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 172 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠315°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.4°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 22 November 2013 at 09:50 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 4 December 2013 at 10:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 373 003 km (231 773 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 065 km (223 734 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 30 November 2013 at 16:59 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 13 December 2013 at 10:10 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.
11 days after previous North standstill on 19 November 2013 at 17:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.534°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.552° in the next southern standstill on 3 December 2013 at 16:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 3 December 2013 at 00:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.