Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 20 November 2018 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 15 November 2018 at 14:54.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2018 after 2 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 14 November 2018 at 15:57 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 November 2018 at 12:10 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 389 715 km (242 158 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 623 km (227 809 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 13 November 2018 at 14:04 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 November 2018 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 12 November 2018 at 02:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.401°. Next 5 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 2 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.