Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 November 2021 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | November 2021

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

Waxing Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 11 November 2021 at 12:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1865"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1939".

Beaver Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2021 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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

7 days 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 7 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 384 255 km

Moon is 384 255 km (238 765 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 276 km (252 448 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 6 November 2021 at 03:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 November 2021 at 17:59 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

21 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

4 days after previous South standstill on 8 November 2021 at 16:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.328°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.342° in the next northern standstill on 22 November 2021 at 22:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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