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Moon phase on 3 November 2026 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | November 2026

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 1 November 2026 at 20:28.

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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2026 after 21 days on 24 November 2026 at 14:53.

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 331 / 1284

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 331 of Meeus index or 1284 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 331 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 332 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠94.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠94.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 28 October 2026 at 18:01 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 November 2026 at 17:50 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 372 104 km

Moon is 372 104 km (231 215 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 619 km (252 040 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 03:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 17 November 2026 at 11:49 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 29 October 2026 at 17:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.795°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.697° in the next southern standstill on 12 November 2026 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 9 November 2026 at 07:02 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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