Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 November 2014 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | November 2014

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 14 November 2014 at 15:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1941".

Cold Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2014 after 18 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27.

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 15 November 2014 at 01:56 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 November 2014 at 23:11 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 033 km

The Moon is 400 033 km (248 569 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 825 km (229 799 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 November 2014 at 08:18 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 9 November 2014 at 23:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.575°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.625° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 November 2014 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 22 November 2014 at 12:32 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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