Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 November 2017 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 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 ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 11 days on 3 December 2017 at 15:47.
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.
The Moon is 4 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 21 November 2017 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 December 2017 at 08:42 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 964 km (251 633 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 496 km (222 138 mi).
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2017 at 08:22 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 02:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.959°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.015° in its northern standstill point on 5 December 2017 at 11:43 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 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.