Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 November 2017 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 18 November 2017 at 11:42.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 13 days on 3 December 2017 at 15:47.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 221 of Meeus index or 1174 from Brown series.
Length of current 221 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 222 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠147°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠173.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
14 days after point of perigee on 6 November 2017 at 00:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 November 2017 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 089 km (251 711 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 132 km (252 359 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 10 November 2017 at 22:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2017 at 08:22 in ♒ Aquarius.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 8 November 2017 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.848°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.959° in the next southern standstill on 22 November 2017 at 02:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 3 December 2017 at 15:47 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.