Moon Phase December 13 2023 Wednesday: On this day the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. Best seen in the west after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. This is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface.
The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.
Visit the December 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.
Waxing Crescent Phase
The Waxing Crescent on December 13 has an illumination of 0%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 13 the Moon is 0.55 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.
Moon Phase December 13 2023 Wednesday
Phase Details For – December 13
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon Age: 0.55 days
The Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 376,091.78 km
Moon phase for 13 December 2023 Wednesday 12:00 UTC
New Moon is the lunar phase on 13 December 2023, Wednesday. Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon Phase for Wednesday Dec 13th, 2023
The current moon phase for December 13th, 2023 is the Waxing Crescent phase.
On this day, the moon is 0.32 days old and 0.15% illuminated with a tilt of -52.113°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 374,041.47 km and the moon sign is Sagittarius.
The Moon phase for December 13th, 2023 is a Waxing Crescent phase. This is the phase where the moon started to become visible again after the New Moon.
Phase Details For December 13, 2023
In this part of the moon cycle, the Moon is moving away from the Sun and is becoming more and more illuminated by sunlight. In this phase, the moon will go from 0.1% to 49.9% illuminated before reaching the First Quarter phase.
In the Waxing Crescent phase the moon rises before noon in the east, transits the meridian before sunset, before setting in the west before midnight.
The Waxing Crescent phase, like all moon phases, will last for just over 7 days. The actual length will vary because of the elliptical shaped orbit of the moon. The moon is close to the Sun in the sky and the right edge will become brighter as it approaches 50% illumination and the First Quarter phase.
Fun fact: although only a small part of the Moon is illuminated in the Waxing Crescent phase, you can still sometimes see the rest of moon as faintly visible. This is known as “earthshine” or Da Vinci glow and is a result of sunlight being reflected off the Earth and back to the Moon.
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