Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 November 2015 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | November 2015

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

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 11 November 2015 at 17:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1888"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1940".

Beaver Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 9 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 196 / 1149

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is 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°

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

Moon before apogee

8 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 7 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 379 702 km

The Moon is 379 702 km (235 936 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 818 km (225 445 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 7 November 2015 at 15:53 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

8 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 15 November 2015 at 00:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.331°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.384° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 November 2015 at 20:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44 in ♉ Taurus 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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