Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 November 2020 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | November 2020

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 8 November 2020 at 13:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1940".

Beaver Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2020 after 15 days on 30 November 2020 at 09:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 257 / 1210

The Moon is 28 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.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 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 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠357°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠357°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠12.4°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 11:48. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 30 October 2020 at 18:46 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 27 November 2020 at 00:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 357 839 km

This perigee Moon is 357 839 km (222 351 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 669 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 517 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 4 November 2020 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 November 2020 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 5 November 2020 at 19:30 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.813°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.856° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 November 2020 at 11:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 15 November 2020 at 05:07 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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