Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 November 2024 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | November 2024

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

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 9 November 2024 at 05:56.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1940".

Beaver Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 2 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.

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 307 / 1260

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 307 of Meeus index or 1260 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 307 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 308 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠204.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠235.3°. 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 before perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 29 October 2024 at 22:50 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 341 km

Moon is 363 341 km (225 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 110 km (223 762 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 12 November 2024 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2024 at 21:31 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 5 November 2024 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.578°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.522° in the next northern standstill on 18 November 2024 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29 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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