Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 29 November 2016 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2016 after 14 days on 14 December 2016 at 00:06.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 12:18 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 209 of Meeus index or 1162 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 209. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 210 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠223.4°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 27 November 2016 at 20:08 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 December 2016 at 23:27 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 404 582 km (251 396 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 463 km (222 739 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 22 November 2016 at 02:48 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 December 2016 at 17:35 in ♓ Pisces.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 17 November 2016 at 09:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.814°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.908° in the next southern standstill on 1 December 2016 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.