Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 13 November 2011 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 November 2011 at 20:16.
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 ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 27 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.
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 17 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.
Length of current 146 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 147 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 8 November 2011 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 November 2011 at 23:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 396 188 km (246 180 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 692 km (223 502 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 00:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 26 November 2011 at 01:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 07:23 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.558°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.552° in its southern standstill point on 26 November 2011 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 25 November 2011 at 06:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.