Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 November 2020 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1885"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1942".

Beaver Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2020 after 10 days on 30 November 2020 at 09:30.

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 258 / 1211

The Moon is 5 days 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

5 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 7 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 380 248 km

Moon is 380 248 km (236 275 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 891 km (252 209 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 17 November 2020 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 December 2020 at 07:46 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 18 November 2020 at 11:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.856°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.882° in the next northern standstill on 3 December 2020 at 01:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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