Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 7 November 2009 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 2 November 2009 at 19:14.
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 passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 24 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30.
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.
The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 121 of Meeus index or 1074 from Brown series.
Length of current 121 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 41 minutes. It is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 122 length.
Length of current synodic month is 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠65.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.9°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:30, this is 12 days after last apogee on 25 October 2009 at 23:18 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 November 2009 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 368 900 km (229 224 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 392 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 456 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 23:25 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 21 November 2009 at 11:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 5 November 2009 at 15:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.856°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.795° in the next southern standstill on 18 November 2009 at 19:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 16 November 2009 at 19:14 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.