Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 November 2048 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | November 2048

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

Waning Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 20 November 2048 at 11:20.

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 ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1945".

Beaver Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2048 after 23 days on 20 December 2048 at 06:39.

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 604 / 1557

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 604 of Meeus index or 1557 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 604 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2048. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 605 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.2°. 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

2 days after point of apogee on 23 November 2048 at 18:24 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2048 at 07:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 863 km

Moon is 400 863 km (249 085 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 717 km (222 275 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 22 November 2048 at 02:54 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 December 2048 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 22 November 2048 at 01:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.917°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.922° in the next southern standstill on 5 December 2048 at 21:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 5 December 2048 at 15:30 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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