Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 15 November 2013 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 10 November 2013 at 05:57.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 2 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.
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.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 171 of Meeus index or 1124 from Brown series.
Length of current 171 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 172 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠315°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
9 days after point of perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 November 2013 at 09:50 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 387 457 km (240 755 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 446 km (251 932 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 November 2013 at 05:30 in ♉ Taurus.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.511°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.534° in the next northern standstill on 19 November 2013 at 17:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.