Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 November 2011 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | November 2011

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 10 November 2011 at 20:16.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1939".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 28 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.

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 146 / 1099

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 146 of Meeus index or 1099 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠21.6°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 8 November 2011 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 November 2011 at 23:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 399 671 km

The Moon is 399 671 km (248 344 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 692 km (223 502 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after ascending node on 29 October 2011 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 November 2011 at 00:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the first to the middle part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 29 October 2011 at 20:17 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.609°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠22.558° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 November 2011 at 07:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 25 November 2011 at 06:10 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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