Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 4 November 2020 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 31 October 2020 at 14:49.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2020 after 25 days on 30 November 2020 at 09:30.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 257 of Meeus index or 1210 from Brown series.
Length of current 257 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 258 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.4°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 30 October 2020 at 18:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2020 at 11:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 396 305 km (246 253 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 839 km (222 351 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 02:39 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 17 November 2020 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 02:39 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous South standstill on 22 October 2020 at 02:00 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.708°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.813° in the next northern standstill on 5 November 2020 at 19:30 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 15 November 2020 at 05:07 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.