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Moon phase on 14 November 2012 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | November 2012

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 13 November 2012 at 22:08 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1940".

Beaver Moon after 14 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 159 / 1112

At 22:08 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 159 of Meeus index or 1112 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. It is 28 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 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠351.3°

The true anomaly is ∠351.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠6.8°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 10:21. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 1 November 2012 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 28 November 2012 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 357 361 km

This perigee Moon is 357 361 km (222 054 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 147 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 995 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 04:37 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 27 November 2012 at 17:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 04:37 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 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 day 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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