Waning Crescent on

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

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Moon phase details 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.

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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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.76% 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 after 16 days on 28 November 2012 at 14:46.

Moon enters Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠1° of Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Lunar orbit details for

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

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.

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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.

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

10 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 1 day until it gets to the point of perigee on 14 November 2012 at 10:21.

Distance to Moon 366 859 km

Moon is 366 859 km (227 955 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 10 days, distance is 406 050 km (252 308 mi). Moon moves closer next 1 day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 357 361 km (222 054 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 31 October 2012 at 10:36, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 November 2012 at 04:37.

Draconic month

25 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

10 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 3 days to face South declination of ∠-20.914° in the next southern standstill on 15 November 2012 at 16:10.

Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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