Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 November 2017 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 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 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 27 days on 3 December 2017 at 15:47.

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 220 / 1173

The Moon is 17 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:09, this is 11 days after last apogee on 25 October 2017 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 November 2017 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 361 438 km

This perigee Moon is 361 438 km (224 587 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 070 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 918 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 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 4 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

22 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 25 October 2017 at 18:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.741°. Next day 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 11 days

After 11 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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