Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 November 2014 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | November 2014

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 14 November 2014 at 15:16.

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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1941".

Cold Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2014 after 19 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 183 / 1136

The 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 183 of Meeus index or 1136 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 183 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 184 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠252.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠252.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289.3°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 15 November 2014 at 01:56 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 November 2014 at 23:11 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 402 759 km

Moon is 402 759 km (250 263 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 825 km (229 799 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries, 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 19 November 2014 at 08:18 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 9 November 2014 at 23:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.575°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.625° in the next southern standstill on 24 November 2014 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 22 November 2014 at 12:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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