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Moon phase on 15 November 2020 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | November 2020

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 15 November 2020 at 05:07 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1940".

Beaver Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2020 after 14 days on 30 November 2020 at 09:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 258 / 1211

At 05:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 258 of Meeus index or 1211 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.46 days

29 days, 11 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 258. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 259 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30.1°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 14 November 2020 at 11:48 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 27 November 2020 at 00:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 365 057 km

Moon is 365 057 km (226 836 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 891 km (252 209 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 4 November 2020 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini, 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 17 November 2020 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 5 November 2020 at 19:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.813°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.856° in the next southern standstill on 18 November 2020 at 11:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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