Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 November 2012 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2012 | November 2012

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 7 November 2012 at 00:36.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1939".

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2012 after 16 days on 28 November 2012 at 14:46.

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 158 / 1111

The Moon is 27 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.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 length.

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 will be ∠351.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 1 November 2012 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2012 at 10:21 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 366 859 km

Moon is 366 859 km (227 956 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 361 km (222 054 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 31 October 2012 at 10:36 in ♉ Taurus, 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 14 November 2012 at 04:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

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

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2012 at 08:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.920°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.914° in the next southern standstill on 15 November 2012 at 16:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 13 November 2012 at 22:08 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page