Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 November 2015 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | November 2015

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 ♍ Virgo.

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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 3 November 2015 at 12:24.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 18 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44.

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 195 / 1148

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 195 of Meeus index or 1148 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2015. It is 59 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 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠192.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠192.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠220.3°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 21:48. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 26 October 2015 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 23 November 2015 at 20:06 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 405 724 km

This apogee Moon is 405 724 km (252 105 mi) away from Earth. It is 316 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 985 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 15:53 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 21 November 2015 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 15:53 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 31 October 2015 at 09:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.241°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.331° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 November 2015 at 00:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 11 November 2015 at 17:47 in ♏ Scorpio 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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