Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 November 2018 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | November 2018

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

Waning Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1944".

Beaver Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2018 after 26 days on 22 December 2018 at 17:49.

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 233 / 1186

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 233 of Meeus index or 1186 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 233 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 234 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠79.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠79.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠116.6°. 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 12:10, this is 11 days after last apogee on 14 November 2018 at 15:57 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 December 2018 at 12:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 623 km

This perigee Moon is 366 623 km (227 809 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 115 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 733 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 13 November 2018 at 14:04 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 November 2018 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

26 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 in northern standstill

At 01:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.485°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.539° in its southern standstill point on 9 December 2018 at 11:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 7 December 2018 at 07:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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