Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 November 2066 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | November 2066

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

Waning Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 2 November 2066 at 02:13.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 25 days on 1 December 2066 at 19:16.

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 826 / 1779

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 826 of Meeus index or 1779 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 826 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 23 minutes. It is 11 minutes longer than next lunation 827 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠304.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠304.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328.7°. 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

14 days after point of perigee on 22 October 2066 at 18:37 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 November 2066 at 14:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 405 165 km

Moon is 405 165 km (251 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 915 km (251 603 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 05:30 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 19 November 2066 at 21:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

13 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 5 November 2066 at 05:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.974°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.944° in the next southern standstill on 19 November 2066 at 02:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 17 November 2066 at 13:06 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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