Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 16 November 2021 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 11 November 2021 at 12:46.
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 about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2021 after 2 days on 19 November 2021 at 08:58.
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 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°).
10 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 397 318 km (246 882 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 276 km (252 448 mi).
10 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 November 2021 at 17:59 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 8 November 2021 at 16:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.328°. Next 6 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 2 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.