Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 November 2014 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | November 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 22 November 2014 at 12:32.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1945".

Cold Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2014 after 8 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 184 / 1137

The Moon is 6 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.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 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 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠289.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠289.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠318°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 27 November 2014 at 23:11 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 December 2014 at 23:02 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 402 km

The Moon is 363 402 km (225 808 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 584 km (251 397 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 19 November 2014 at 08:18 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 December 2014 at 08:32 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 24 November 2014 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.625°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.660° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 December 2014 at 09:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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