Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 November 2017 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | November 2017

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 November 2017 at 05:23.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 28 days on 3 December 2017 at 15:47.

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

11 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 day, 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 365 608 km

Moon is 365 608 km (227 178 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 438 km (224 587 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 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 5 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

21 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 25 October 2017 at 18:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.741°. Next 2 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 12 days

After 12 days on 18 November 2017 at 11:42 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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