Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 November 2018 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 7 November 2018 at 16:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2018 after 10 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 233 of Meeus index or 1186 from Brown series.
Length of current 233 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 234 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠79.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠116.6°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 31 October 2018 at 20:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 November 2018 at 15:57 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 403 345 km (250 627 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 341 km (251 246 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 31 October 2018 at 03:46 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 November 2018 at 14:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 02:21 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.401°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.485° in its northern standstill point on 26 November 2018 at 01:48 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.