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Moon phase on 11 November 2015 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | November 2015

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 11 November 2015 at 17:47 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1938".

Beaver Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 14 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 196 / 1149

At 17:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 196 of Meeus index or 1149 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 3 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠220.3°

The true anomaly is ∠220.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠255.6°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 7 November 2015 at 21:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 November 2015 at 20:06 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 400 687 km

The Moon is 400 687 km (248 975 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 818 km (225 445 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 7 November 2015 at 15:53 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 November 2015 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 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 3 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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