Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 November 2015 Thursday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 13 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44.
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 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.
29 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 196. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 197 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠220.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠255.6°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 7 November 2015 at 21:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 November 2015 at 20:06 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 397 429 km (246 951 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 818 km (225 445 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 7 November 2015 at 15:53 in ♍ Virgo, 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 21 November 2015 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 31 October 2015 at 09:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.241°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.331° in the next southern standstill on 15 November 2015 at 00:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.