Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 12 November 2009 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 9 November 2009 at 15:56.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 19 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 25 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.
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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 November 2009 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 370 950 km (230 498 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 736 km (251 491 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 7 November 2009 at 23:25 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 November 2009 at 11:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 5 November 2009 at 15:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.856°. Next 6 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 4 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.