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Moon phase on 5 November 2021 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | November 2021

New Moon phase
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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 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 4 November 2021 at 21:15 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 passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2021 after 13 days on 19 November 2021 at 08:58.

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 270 / 1223

At 21:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 270 of Meeus index or 1223 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.44 days

29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 270. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 271 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠342.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠342.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:23, this is 12 days after last apogee on 24 October 2021 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 358 845 km

This perigee Moon is 358 845 km (222 976 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 663 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 511 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 23 October 2021 at 11:47 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 6 November 2021 at 03:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

13 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 26 October 2021 at 16:04 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.291°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.328° in the next southern standstill on 8 November 2021 at 16:27 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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