Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 22 November 2020 at 04:45.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2020 after 2 days on 30 November 2020 at 09:30.
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.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 258 of Meeus index or 1211 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠30.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 00:29. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 14 November 2020 at 11:48 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 12 December 2020 at 20:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 405 891 km (252 209 mi) away from Earth. It is 483 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 818 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after descending node on 17 November 2020 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 December 2020 at 07:46 in ♊ Gemini.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 18 November 2020 at 11:27 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.856°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.882° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 December 2020 at 01:22 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 30 November 2020 at 09:30 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.