Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 12 November 2020 Thursday 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 8 November 2020 at 13:46.
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 ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2020 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
12 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2020 at 11:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 364 352 km (226 398 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 839 km (222 351 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 4 November 2020 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 November 2020 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 5 November 2020 at 19:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.813°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.856° in the next southern standstill on 18 November 2020 at 11:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.