Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 November 2023 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | November 2023

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 5 November 2023 at 08:37.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1808"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1938".

Beaver Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2023 after 15 days on 27 November 2023 at 09:16.

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 294 / 1247

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 294 of Meeus index or 1247 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 294 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes longer than next lunation 295 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠232.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠232.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠269.5°. 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 apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 6 November 2023 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 November 2023 at 21:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 396 418 km

Moon is 396 418 km (246 323 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 824 km (229 798 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 08:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 24 November 2023 at 11:02 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2023 at 05:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.288°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.238° in the next southern standstill on 16 November 2023 at 14:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 13 November 2023 at 09:27 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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