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Moon phase on 9 November 2012 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | November 2012

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

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

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.

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 7 November 2012 at 00:36.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Beaver Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November after 19 days on 28 November 2012 at 14:46.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1892"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.41% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1938".

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 158 / 1111

Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 158 of Meeus index or 1111 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 158 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. It is 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 159.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠334.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠334.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠351.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 1 November 2012 at 15:30, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 4 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 14 November 2012 at 10:21.

Distance to Moon 378 946 km

Moon is 378 946 km (235 466 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 7 days, distance is 406 050 km (252 308 mi). Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 357 361 km (222 054 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 31 October 2012 at 10:36, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 November 2012 at 04:37.

Draconic month

22 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2012 at 08:15, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠20.920°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 6 days to face South declination of ∠-20.914° in the next southern standstill on 15 November 2012 at 16:10.

Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 13 November 2012 at 22:08.

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