Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 November 2023 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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

Waning Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 28 October 2023 at 20:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1812"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1934".

Hunter Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2023 after 24 days on 27 November 2023 at 09:16.

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 294 / 1247

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 294 of Meeus index or 1247 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes longer 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠232.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠232.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.5°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2023 at 02:53 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 November 2023 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 395 528 km

The Moon is 395 528 km (245 770 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 569 km (251 388 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 28 October 2023 at 03:14 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2023 at 08:49 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 05:12 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.288°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.238° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 16 November 2023 at 14:45.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 13 November 2023 at 09:27 in ♏ Scorpio 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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