Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 13 November 2018 Tuesday 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 5 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2018 after 9 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°).
12 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 November 2018 at 15:57 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 911 km (251 600 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 341 km (251 246 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 14:04 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 27 November 2018 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 12 November 2018 at 02:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.401°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.485° in the next northern standstill on 26 November 2018 at 01:48 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 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.