Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 November 2017 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 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 21% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1943".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 10 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 4 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 21 November 2017 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 December 2017 at 08:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 403 479 km

Moon is 403 479 km (250 710 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 496 km (222 138 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 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 day, 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

12 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 22 November 2017 at 02:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.959°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.015° in the next northern standstill on 5 December 2017 at 11:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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