Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 November 2023 Thursday 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 3 days on 13 November 2023 at 09:27.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2023 after 10 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 295 of Meeus index or 1248 from Brown series.
Length of current 295 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 296 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠269.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠303.6°. 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°).
9 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 November 2023 at 21:03 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 373 743 km (232 233 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 824 km (229 798 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 11 November 2023 at 08:49 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 November 2023 at 11:02 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 14:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.238°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.191° in its northern standstill point on 29 November 2023 at 14:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 27 November 2023 at 09:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.