Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 November 2018 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | November 2018

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 31 October 2018 at 16:40.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1912"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2018 after 17 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39.

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 232 / 1185

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 232 of Meeus index or 1185 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 3 hours and 3 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠49.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠49.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠79.7°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 31 October 2018 at 20:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 November 2018 at 15:57 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 374 939 km

The Moon is 374 939 km (232 976 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 341 km (251 246 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 31 October 2018 at 03:46 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 November 2018 at 14:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

5 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

6 days since the previous standstill on 29 October 2018 at 18:34 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.292°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.401° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 November 2018 at 02:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 7 November 2018 at 16:02 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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