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Moon phase on 13 July 2023 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 10 July 2023 at 01:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1848"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1848" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 19 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2023 at 18:32
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 25 July 2023 at 22:07
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 1 August 2023 at 18:31
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 8 August 2023 at 10:28

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 290 / 1243

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.7°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 387 804 km

The Moon is 387 804 km (240 970 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 291 km (252 458 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 3 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.840°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.849° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 July 2023 at 02:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 17 July 2023 at 18:32 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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