Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 November 2017 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | November 2017

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 27 October 2017 at 22:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2017 after 1 day on 4 November 2017 at 05:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 220 / 1173

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 220 of Meeus index or 1173 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 220 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 221 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠114.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠114.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠147°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2017 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 November 2017 at 00:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 372 168 km

Moon is 372 168 km (231 254 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 438 km (224 587 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 29 October 2017 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 November 2017 at 22:40 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 25 October 2017 at 18:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.741°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.848° in the next northern standstill on 8 November 2017 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 4 November 2017 at 05:23 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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