Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 14 November 2016 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Taurus.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 ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1940".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2016.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:23, this is 13 days after last apogee on 31 October 2016 at 19:29 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 November 2016 at 20:08 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 356 512 km (221 526 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2016. It is 5 996 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 87 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 November 2016 at 02:48 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 4 November 2016 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.737°. Next 2 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.