Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 22 November 2009 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 16 November 2009 at 19:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 122 of Meeus index or 1075 from Brown series.
Length of current 122 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 123 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.6°. 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 is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:07, this is 15 days after last perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 December 2009 at 14:12 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 736 km (251 491 mi) away from Earth. It is 672 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 973 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 21 November 2009 at 11:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 December 2009 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 18 November 2009 at 19:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.795°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.772° in the next northern standstill on 2 December 2009 at 23:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.