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Moon phase on 21 November 2019 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | November 2019

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 19 November 2019 at 21:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1942".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2019 after 20 days on 12 December 2019 at 05:12.

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 245 / 1198

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 245 of Meeus index or 1198 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 245 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 246 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.7°. 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 before perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 7 November 2019 at 08:37 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 November 2019 at 07:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 363 305 km

Moon is 363 305 km (225 747 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 721 km (227 870 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 16 November 2019 at 08:48 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 November 2019 at 04:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 16 November 2019 at 13:52 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.151°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.200° in the next southern standstill on 29 November 2019 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 26 November 2019 at 15:06 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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