Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 November 2009 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | November 2009

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

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 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 16 November 2009 at 19:14.

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 ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1943".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 10 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30.

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 122 / 1075

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 122 of Meeus index or 1075 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 122 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 123 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠99.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

14 days after point of perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 November 2009 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 864 km

Moon is 404 864 km (251 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 736 km (251 491 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 11:34 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 5 December 2009 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 11:34 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 18 November 2009 at 19:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.795°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.772° in the next northern standstill on 2 December 2009 at 23:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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