Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 November 2068 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | November 2068

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

Waning Crescent 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 16 November 2068 at 17:33.

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1943".

Cold Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2068 after 17 days on 8 December 2068 at 23:42.

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 851 / 1804

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 851 of Meeus index or 1804 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 851 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 852 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠209.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.5°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 19 November 2068 at 19:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 December 2068 at 19:40 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 594 km

Moon is 404 594 km (251 403 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 315 km (227 618 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 9 November 2068 at 19:59 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 November 2068 at 01:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 11 November 2068 at 15:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.651°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.658° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2068 at 02:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 24 November 2068 at 21:42 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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