Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 November 2015 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | November 2015

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

Waxing Crescent 31% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 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 11 November 2015 at 17:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1911"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 8 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 196 / 1149

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 196 of Meeus index or 1149 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 196 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 197 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠220.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠220.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠255.6°. 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 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 6 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 375 149 km

Moon is 375 149 km (233 107 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 818 km (225 445 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days 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 4 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

9 days 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 15 November 2015 at 00:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.331°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.384° in the next northern standstill on 27 November 2015 at 20:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44 in ♉ Taurus, 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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