Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 November 2019 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 November 2019 at 21:11 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2019 after 21 days on 12 December 2019 at 05:12.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 245 of Meeus index or 1198 from Brown series.
Length of current 245 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 246 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.7°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 7 November 2019 at 08:37 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 November 2019 at 07:54 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 364 023 km (226 193 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 721 km (227 870 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 16 November 2019 at 08:48 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 November 2019 at 04:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 16 November 2019 at 13:52 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.151°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.200° in the next southern standstill on 29 November 2019 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 26 November 2019 at 15:06 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.