Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 25 November 2022 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 November 2022 at 22:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2022 after 12 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 283 of Meeus index or 1236 from Brown series.
Length of current 283 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. It is 44 minutes longer than next lunation 284 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠325.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠344.3°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 14 November 2022 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 November 2022 at 01:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 365 986 km (227 413 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 826 km (225 450 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 22 November 2022 at 16:23 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 5 December 2022 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 12 November 2022 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.497°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.471° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2022 at 08:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.