Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 23 November 2019 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 19 November 2019 at 21:11.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2019 after 18 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:54, this is 15 days after last apogee on 7 November 2019 at 08:37 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 December 2019 at 04:09 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 366 721 km (227 870 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 213 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 635 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 November 2019 at 04:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 16 November 2019 at 13:52 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.151°. Next 5 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 3 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.