Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 November 2015 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | November 2015

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 3 November 2015 at 12:24.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1937".

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 16 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44.

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 195 / 1148

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 195 of Meeus index or 1148 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 195 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2015. It is 59 minutes longer than next lunation 196 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠192.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠220.3°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 7 November 2015 at 21:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 November 2015 at 20:06 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 788 km

Moon is 404 788 km (251 524 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 818 km (225 445 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 7 November 2015 at 15:53 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 November 2015 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 31 October 2015 at 09:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.241°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.331° in the next southern standstill on 15 November 2015 at 00:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 11 November 2015 at 17:47 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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