Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 November 2014 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | November 2014

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

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 31 October 2014 at 02:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1934".

Beaver Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 4 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.

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 183 / 1136

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 183 of Meeus index or 1136 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠252.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠252.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠289.3°.

Moon before apogee

15 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 November 2014 at 00:21 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 363 958 km

The Moon is 363 958 km (226 153 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 871 km (228 584 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 28 October 2014 at 01:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.539°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.575° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 November 2014 at 23:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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