Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 November 2019 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | November 2019

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

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 28 October 2019 at 03:38.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1845"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1933".

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 11 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34.

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 245 / 1198

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 245 of Meeus index or 1198 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 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 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 52 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠28.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠50.7°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2019 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 November 2019 at 08:37 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 388 584 km

The Moon is 388 584 km (241 455 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 060 km (251 693 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 21:40 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 16 November 2019 at 08:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 20 October 2019 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.947°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-23.047° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 November 2019 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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