Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 November 2016 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | November 2016

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 14 November 2016 at 13:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2016 after 27 days on 14 December 2016 at 00:06.

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 208 / 1161

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 208 of Meeus index or 1161 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

The length of the 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 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 5 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠170.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠170.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠194.9°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2016 at 11:23 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 November 2016 at 20:08 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 083 km

The Moon is 366 083 km (227 473 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 556 km (252 622 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 9 November 2016 at 15:57 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 November 2016 at 02:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 4 November 2016 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.737°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.814° at the point of next northern standstill on 17 November 2016 at 09:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 29 November 2016 at 12:18 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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