Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 12 November 2024 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 9 November 2024 at 05:56.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 623 km (225 945 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 110 km (223 762 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 15:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 November 2024 at 21:31 in ♍ Virgo.
At 15:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 5 November 2024 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.578°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.522° in the next northern standstill on 18 November 2024 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 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.