Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 November 2024 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Leo.

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

Waning Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1826"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1943".

Beaver Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2024 after 23 days on 15 December 2024 at 09:02.

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 307 / 1260

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 November 2024 at 11:56 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 392 544 km

Moon is 392 544 km (243 916 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 315 km (251 851 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days 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 4 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

8 days 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 after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 18 November 2024 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.522°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.452° in the next southern standstill on 2 December 2024 at 22:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 1 December 2024 at 06:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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