Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 19 November 2021 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1942".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2021.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 731 km (251 488 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 276 km (252 448 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 17:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 3 December 2021 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 17:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 8 November 2021 at 16:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.328°. Next 3 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.