Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 November 2016 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | November 2016

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

Waning Gibbous 59% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 14 November 2016 at 13:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1875"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1942".

Beaver Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2016 after 23 days on 14 December 2016 at 00:06.

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 208 / 1161

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 208 of Meeus index or 1161 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 208 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2016. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 209 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠170.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.9°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2016 at 11:23 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 November 2016 at 20:08 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 382 352 km

Moon is 382 352 km (237 583 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 556 km (252 622 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 9 November 2016 at 15:57 in ♓ Pisces, 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 22 November 2016 at 02:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 17 November 2016 at 09:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.814°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.908° in the next southern standstill on 1 December 2016 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 29 November 2016 at 12:18 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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