Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 27 November 2014 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 22 November 2014 at 12:32.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2014 after 9 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27.
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.
The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 184 of Meeus index or 1137 from Brown series.
Length of current 184 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:11, this is 12 days after last apogee on 15 November 2014 at 01:56 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 December 2014 at 23:02 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 369 825 km (229 799 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2014. It is 7 317 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 531 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 December 2014 at 08:32 in ♈ Aries.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 24 November 2014 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.625°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.660° in the next northern standstill on 7 December 2014 at 09:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.