Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 November 2024 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | November 2024

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

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 1 November 2024 at 12:47.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 9 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.

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 307 / 1260

The Moon is 5 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.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 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 4 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠204.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠204.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠235.3°.

Moon after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 29 October 2024 at 22:50 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 384 595 km

The Moon is 384 595 km (238 976 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 110 km (223 762 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 29 October 2024 at 17:44 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 November 2024 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 5 November 2024 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.578°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.522° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 November 2024 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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