Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 22 November 2014 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2014 after 14 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 12:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 184 of Meeus index or 1137 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 184. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 185 length.
Length of current synodic month is 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠289.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 15 November 2014 at 01:56 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 November 2014 at 23:11 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 382 930 km (237 942 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 825 km (229 799 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 19 November 2014 at 08:18 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 December 2014 at 08:32 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 9 November 2014 at 23:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.575°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.625° in the next southern standstill on 24 November 2014 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.