Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 November 2017 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | November 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 18 November 2017 at 11:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".

Cold Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 12 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 221 / 1174

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 221 of Meeus index or 1174 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 221 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 222 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠147°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠147°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠173.3°. 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:52, this is 15 days after last perigee on 6 November 2017 at 00:09 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 December 2017 at 08:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 406 132 km

This apogee Moon is 406 132 km (252 359 mi) away from Earth. It is 724 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 577 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 10 November 2017 at 22:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2017 at 08:22 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 8 November 2017 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.848°. Next day 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 12 days

After 12 days on 3 December 2017 at 15:47 in ♊ Gemini, 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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