Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 November 2059 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | November 2059

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 12 November 2059 at 20:45.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1946"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2059 after 1 day on 19 November 2059 at 13:09.

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 740 / 1693

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 740 of Meeus index or 1693 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 740 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 741 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠225.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠262.2°. 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 17 November 2059 at 04:17 in ♈ Aries. 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 28 November 2059 at 22:30 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 335 km

Moon is 368 335 km (228 873 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 737 km (251 492 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 20:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 3 December 2059 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 20:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 9 November 2059 at 16:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.235°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.219° in the next northern standstill on 22 November 2059 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 19 November 2059 at 13:09 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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