Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 November 2012 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | November 2012

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 20 November 2012 at 14:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1945".

Beaver Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2012 after 1 day 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 159 / 1112

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 length.

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 New Moon true anomaly is ∠351.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠6.8°. 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 before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2012 at 10:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 November 2012 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 771 km

Moon is 404 771 km (251 513 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 366 km (252 504 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 17:05 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 11 December 2012 at 15:57 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 15 November 2012 at 16:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.914°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.924° in the next northern standstill on 29 November 2012 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 28 November 2012 at 14:46 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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