Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 9 November 2021 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 4 November 2021 at 21:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2021 after 9 days on 19 November 2021 at 08:58.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 270 of Meeus index or 1223 from Brown series.
Length of current 270 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 271 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠342.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
3 days after point of perigee on 5 November 2021 at 22:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 367 365 km (228 270 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 276 km (252 448 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 6 November 2021 at 03:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 November 2021 at 17:59 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 8 November 2021 at 16:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.328°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.342° in the next northern standstill on 22 November 2021 at 22:43 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 19 November 2021 at 08:58 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.