Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 5 November 2014 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 31 October 2014 at 02:48.
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 is passing about ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 1 day on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.
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 13 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.
Length of current 183 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 184 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠252.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289.3°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 3 November 2014 at 00:21 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 November 2014 at 01:56 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 372 277 km (231 322 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 338 km (251 244 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 03:13 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 19 November 2014 at 08:18 in ♎ Libra.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 28 October 2014 at 01:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.539°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.575° in the next northern standstill on 9 November 2014 at 23:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 6 November 2014 at 22:23 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.