Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 November 2017 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | November 2017

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 10 November 2017 at 20:37.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1941".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 16 days on 3 December 2017 at 15:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 220 / 1173

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 220 of Meeus index or 1173 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠114.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠114.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠147°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 6 November 2017 at 00:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 November 2017 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 398 490 km

The Moon is 398 490 km (247 610 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 132 km (252 359 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 10 November 2017 at 22:40 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2017 at 08:22 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 8 November 2017 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.848°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.959° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 November 2017 at 02:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 18 November 2017 at 11:42 in ♏ Scorpio 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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