Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 3 November 2024 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 November 2024 at 12:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 12 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 307 of Meeus index or 1260 from Brown series.
Length of current 307 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 308 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠235.3°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 29 October 2024 at 22:50 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 397 548 km (247 025 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 110 km (223 762 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 29 October 2024 at 17:44 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 November 2024 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 22 October 2024 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.653°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.578° in the next southern standstill on 5 November 2024 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.