Moon ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 6 November 2014 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1936".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2014.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
3 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 November 2014 at 01:56 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 376 626 km (234 025 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 338 km (251 244 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 November 2014 at 08:18 in ♎ Libra.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 28 October 2014 at 01:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.539°. Next 3 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.