Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 November 2021 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | November 2021

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days 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 4 November 2021 at 21:15.

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 ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2021 after 12 days on 19 November 2021 at 08:58.

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 270 / 1223

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 270 of Meeus index or 1223 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 270 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 5 November 2021 at 22:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 385 km

Moon is 363 385 km (225 797 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 276 km (252 448 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 03:38 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 19 November 2021 at 17:59 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 26 October 2021 at 16:04 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.291°. Next 2 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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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 19 November 2021 at 08:58 in ♉ Taurus, 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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