Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 November 2097 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | November 2097

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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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 2097 at 05:22.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1894"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2097 after 2 days on 19 November 2097 at 13:03.

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 1210 / 2163

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1210 of Meeus index or 2163 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 1210 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 1211 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠145.6°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 9 November 2097 at 12:12 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 November 2097 at 08:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 378 387 km

Moon is 378 387 km (235 119 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 634 km (224 709 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 19:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 30 November 2097 at 14:46 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 19:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 8 November 2097 at 10:53 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.959°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.924° in the next northern standstill on 22 November 2097 at 02:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 19 November 2097 at 13:03 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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