Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 November 2009 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | November 2009

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

Waning Crescent 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 9 November 2009 at 15:56.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1938".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 20 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30.

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 121 / 1074

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 121 of Meeus index or 1074 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 41 minutes. It is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠65.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠65.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠99.9°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 November 2009 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 563 km

The Moon is 367 563 km (228 393 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 736 km (251 491 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 7 November 2009 at 23:25 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 November 2009 at 11:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 5 November 2009 at 15:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.856°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.795° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 November 2009 at 19:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 16 November 2009 at 19:14 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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