Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 26 November 2022 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2022 after 11 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08.
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 3 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:30, this is 11 days after last apogee on 14 November 2022 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 December 2022 at 00:30 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 362 826 km (225 450 mi) away from Earth. It is 318 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 530 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 December 2022 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 08:28 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.471°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.432° in its northern standstill point on 9 December 2022 at 21:22 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 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.