Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 November 2009 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".

Cold Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 9 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 5 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:07, this is 15 days after last perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 December 2009 at 14:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 736 km

This apogee Moon is 404 736 km (251 491 mi) away from Earth. It is 672 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 973 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 21 November 2009 at 11:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 December 2009 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 18 November 2009 at 19:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.795°. Next 10 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 9 days

After 9 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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