Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 November 2088 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | November 2088

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

Waxing Crescent 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 13 November 2088 at 06:32.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1942".

Beaver Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2088 after 10 days on 28 November 2088 at 14:18.

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 1099 / 2052

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1099 of Meeus index or 2052 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 1099 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 1100 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠131.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.8°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 17 November 2088 at 14:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 November 2088 at 18:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 778 km

Moon is 404 778 km (251 517 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 079 km (223 121 mi).

Moon after ascending node

7 days after its ascending node on 11 November 2088 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra, 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 25 November 2088 at 20:19 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 15 November 2088 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.899°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.926° in the next northern standstill on 29 November 2088 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 28 November 2088 at 14:18 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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