Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 November 2016 Saturday 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 7 November 2016 at 19:51.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2016 after 2 days on 14 November 2016 at 13:52.
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 208 of Meeus index or 1161 from Brown series.
Length of current 208 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2016. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 209 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.9°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 31 October 2016 at 19:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2016 at 11:23 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 365 441 km (227 075 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 512 km (221 526 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 9 November 2016 at 15:57 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 November 2016 at 02:48 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 4 November 2016 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.737°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.814° in the next northern standstill on 17 November 2016 at 09:32 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 14 November 2016 at 13:52 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.