Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 November 2079 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | November 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1939".

Beaver Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2079 after 26 days on 8 December 2079 at 15:16.

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 987 / 1940

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 987 of Meeus index or 1940 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 987 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 988 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠116.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠116.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠148.4°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 10 November 2079 at 21:38 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 November 2079 at 15:51 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 319 km

Moon is 363 319 km (225 756 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 258 km (252 437 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 7 November 2079 at 11:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 November 2079 at 06:11 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 08:30 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.320°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.260° in its southern standstill point on 26 November 2079 at 04:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 23 November 2079 at 11:29 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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