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Moon phase on 10 November 2017 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | November 2017

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 54% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 November 2017 at 20:37 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1938".

Cold Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 23 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 6 November 2017 at 00:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 November 2017 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 549 km

Moon is 368 549 km (229 006 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 132 km (252 359 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 22:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 25 November 2017 at 08:22 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 22:40 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 8 November 2017 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.848°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.959° in the next southern standstill on 22 November 2017 at 02:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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