Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 November 2023 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | November 2023

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

Waxing Crescent 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 13 November 2023 at 09:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2023 after 8 days on 27 November 2023 at 09:16.

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 295 / 1248

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 295 of Meeus index or 1248 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 295 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 296 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠269.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠269.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠303.6°. 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 before perigee

11 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 3 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 366 702 km

Moon is 366 702 km (227 858 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 824 km (229 798 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 11 November 2023 at 08:49 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 November 2023 at 11:02 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

21 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 16 November 2023 at 14:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.238°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.191° in the next northern standstill on 29 November 2023 at 14:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 27 November 2023 at 09:16 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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