Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 23 November 2015 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 19 November 2015 at 06:27.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 2 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 196 of Meeus index or 1149 from Brown series.
Length of current 196 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:06, this is 15 days after last apogee on 7 November 2015 at 21:48 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 December 2015 at 14:56 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 362 818 km (225 445 mi) away from Earth. It is 310 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 538 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 21 November 2015 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 December 2015 at 18:33 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 November 2015 at 00:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.331°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.384° in the next northern standstill on 27 November 2015 at 20:13 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.