Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 November 2023 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | November 2023

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 5 November 2023 at 08:37.

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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1937".

Beaver Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2023 after 17 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 6 November 2023 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 November 2023 at 21:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 402 665 km

The Moon is 402 665 km (250 204 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 824 km (229 798 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 28 October 2023 at 03:14 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

12 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 before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 2 November 2023 at 05:12 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.288°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.238° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 November 2023 at 14:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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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