Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 26 November 2015 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1944".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2015.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 23 November 2015 at 20:06 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 December 2015 at 14:56 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 373 304 km (231 960 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 800 km (251 531 mi).
4 days 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 December 2015 at 18:33 in ♍ Virgo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 15 November 2015 at 00:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.331°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.