Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 November 2014 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | November 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 November 2014 at 12:32.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1944".

Cold Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2014 after 12 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 184 / 1137

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 184 of Meeus index or 1137 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 184 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 185 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠289.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠289.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318°. 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

9 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 3 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 373 672 km

Moon is 373 672 km (232 189 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 825 km (229 799 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 19 November 2014 at 08:18 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 December 2014 at 08:32 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in southern standstill

At 08:17 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.625°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.660° in its northern standstill point on 7 December 2014 at 09:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27 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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