Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 November 2012 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2012 | November 2012

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

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger.

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Moon phase and lunation

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 13 November 2012 at 22:08.

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November after 11 days on 28 November 2012 at 14:46.

Moon in Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠15° of Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.54% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1941".

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 159 / 1112

Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 159 of Meeus index or 1112 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 159 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 160.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠351.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠351.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠6.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2012 at 10:21, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 11 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 28 November 2012 at 19:35.

Distance to Moon 367 282 km

Moon is 367 282 km (228 219 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 3 days, distance is 357 361 km (222 054 mi). Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 406 366 km (252 504 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 14 November 2012 at 04:37, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2012 at 17:05.

Draconic month

3 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 15 November 2012 at 16:10, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-20.914°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 12 days to face North declination of ∠20.924° in the next northern standstill on 29 November 2012 at 14:33.

Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 28 November 2012 at 14:46.

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