Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 November 2012 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | November 2012

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

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 7 November 2012 at 00:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1892"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1938".

Beaver Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2012 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

7 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 4 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 378 946 km

The Moon is 378 946 km (235 466 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 361 km (222 054 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 31 October 2012 at 10:36 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

22 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 before southern standstill

7 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 6 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 4 days

In 4 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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