2013 Moon Phases

The Moon Phases 2013 Moon phases, or lunations, represent a focus on your life for that period, depending on how they aspect your natal chart. Solar eclipses last six months, lunar eclipses about 3 months, new moon’s one month, and full moon’s two weeks.

You can look back and see how the story of your life has unfolded, then look forward to the influences which are coming. Follow the links to posts with astrological interpretations. For how these Moon phases affect your own horoscope see Sun Transits. The table below lists the major Moon phases.

Moon Phases 2013


21° 46′ Capricorn
07° 24′ Leo
21° 43′ Aquarius
07° 24′ Virgo
21° 24′ Pisces
06° 52′ Libra
20° 41′ Aries
05° 46′ Scorpio
19° 31′ Taurus
04° 08′ Sagittarius
18° 01′ Gemini
02° 10′ Capricorn
16° 18′ Cancer
00° 06′ Aquarius
14° 35′ Leo
28° 01′ Aquarius
13° 04′ Virgo
26° 41′ Pisces
11° 56′ Libra
25° 45′ Aries
11° 16′ Scorpio
25° 26′ Taurus
10° 59′ Sagittarius
25° 36′ Gemini

Time (UT)

07:45 pm
04:39 am
07:21 am
08:27 pm
07:52 pm
09:28 am
09:36 am
07:58 pm
00:30 am
04:26 am
03:57 pm
11:33 am
07:15 am
06:17 pm
09:52 pm
02:43 am
11:37 am
11:14 am
00:36 am
11:39 pm
12:51 pm
03:17 pm
00:23 am
09:29 am

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Author: Marina Macario

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  1. Hi there when is the second quarter moon phase is it before the full moon and how long or is it after the full moon?

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    • Hi:
      My understanding is there is no “second quarter moon”.

      There is the New Moon: sun conjunct moon
      Sometimes this is the solar eclipse, when the moon goes between the sun and earth at exactly the right place — for a portion of the earth, it is visible.

      There is the First Quarter about a week later.
      Sun square moon.
      This is where the moon looks like half a circle, so those who don’t know phases might be prone to calling it a half-moon.
      You can think of it this way:
      In Northern hemisphere, looking south: if the sun is at 12 o’clock as on a standard clock, the moon would be on the eastern horizon at the 9 point on the clock.
      Southern Hemisphere looking north would still se moon on eastern horizon, but is would be the 3 position on the clock.

      Then there is the full moon.
      This is sun and moon in opposition.
      Sometimes this is lunar eclipse as the earth goes between the sun and moon and blocks the sun’s light from reaching the moon. Again, it is only seen by a portion of the earth.
      Full moon is when the moon is at the 6 on a standard clock, with the sun at twelve, for both hemispheres.

      The final phase is the LAST QUARTER.
      I am not sure if this is the “second quarter” you speak of or not. This is sun square moon again.
      At this point in the lunar cycle, for northerners, the moon is at the 3 on the clock, or on the western horizon when the sun is directly overhead. The moon appears to be halved again, but it is a Last Quarter moon. For southerners, moon is still on western horizon, but at 9 on the clock as you face north.
      The current month long cycle of the moon has lasted approximately three weeks at this point, and there is one week before it returns to the New Moon position.

      The moon’s position relative to the sun seems to change further as you go towards either pole, but the relationship does not change.

      Interestingly, the moon’s rotation on its axis exactly syncs up with its revolution around the earth, so that we always see the same side of the moon. For that reason there is NO Dark Side of the Moon (sorry Pink Floyd fans, of which I am included). There is a Far Side of the moon, however, which we cannot see from earth because of this synchronous rotation on axis and revolution around earth of the moon.

      Correct me if I am wrong, but this is how I taught school children about why the moon seems to change. There is a great children’s book by Franklin Branley with that title: “Why the moon seems to change”.

      And there are tons of NASA resources on eclipses which will give you world and time perspectives on eclipse cycle science. And several great astrology texts for these interpretations as well.

      Hope this answers your question.

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