Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 9 November 2023 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 5 November 2023 at 08:37.
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 passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2023 after 17 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 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.
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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 6 November 2023 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 November 2023 at 21:03 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 402 665 km (250 204 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 824 km (229 798 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2023 at 08:49 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2023 at 05:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.288°. Next 7 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 3 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.