Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 November 2012 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | November 2012

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

Waning Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 29 October 2012 at 19:50.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1936".

Hunter Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2012 after 23 days on 28 November 2012 at 14:46.

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 158 / 1111

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 158 of Meeus index or 1111 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. It is 29 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠334.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠334.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠351.3°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 1 November 2012 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 November 2012 at 10:21 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 397 272 km

The Moon is 397 272 km (246 853 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 361 km (222 054 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 31 October 2012 at 10:36 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 November 2012 at 04:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 2 November 2012 at 08:15 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.920°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.914° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 November 2012 at 16:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 13 November 2012 at 22:08 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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