Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 November 2021 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | November 2021

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

Waning Crescent 40% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 27 November 2021 at 12:28.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1878"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1945".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2021 after 20 days on 19 December 2021 at 04:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 270 / 1223

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 270 of Meeus index or 1223 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 22 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠342.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠342.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.3°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 December 2021 at 10:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 769 km

The Moon is 381 769 km (237 220 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 794 km (221 702 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 19 November 2021 at 17:59 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 December 2021 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 22 November 2021 at 22:43 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.342°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.331° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 December 2021 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 4 December 2021 at 07:43 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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