Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 November 2020 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | November 2020

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 November 2020 at 05:07.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2020 after 13 days on 30 November 2020 at 09:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 258 / 1211

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 258 of Meeus index or 1211 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 258 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 9 minutes. 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

2 days 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 10 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 367 652 km

Moon is 367 652 km (228 448 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 891 km (252 209 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 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

12 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 5 November 2020 at 19:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.813°. Next day 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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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 30 November 2020 at 09:30 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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