Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 November 2014 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1945".

Cold Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2014 after 8 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 6 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 27 November 2014 at 23:11 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 December 2014 at 23:02 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 402 km

Moon is 363 402 km (225 808 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 584 km (251 397 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 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 3 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

9 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 after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 24 November 2014 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.625°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.660° in the next northern standstill on 7 December 2014 at 09:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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