Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 November 2011 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | November 2011

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 18 November 2011 at 15:09.

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1944".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 16 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 146 / 1099

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 146 of Meeus index or 1099 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 146 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 147 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 23 November 2011 at 23:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 December 2011 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 364 955 km

Moon is 364 955 km (226 773 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 414 km (251 913 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 13 November 2011 at 00:35 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 November 2011 at 01:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 13 November 2011 at 07:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.558°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.552° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2011 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 25 November 2011 at 06:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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