Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 5 November 2023 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 November 2023 at 08:37 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2023 after 21 days on 27 November 2023 at 09:16.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 294 of Meeus index or 1247 from Brown series.
Length of current 294 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes longer than next lunation 295 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠232.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠269.5°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2023 at 02:53 in ♓ Pisces. 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 6 November 2023 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 404 244 km (251 186 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 569 km (251 388 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 28 October 2023 at 03:14 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2023 at 08:49 in ♎ Libra.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2023 at 05:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.288°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.238° in the next southern standstill on 16 November 2023 at 14:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 13 November 2023 at 09:27 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.