Moon* ♉ Taurus
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 1 day 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 13 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.
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°).
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.
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 is at perigee at 11:18. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 29 October 2024 at 22:50 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 26 November 2024 at 11:56 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 360 110 km (223 762 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 398 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 246 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 12 November 2024 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2024 at 21:31 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.522° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 November 2024 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.
In 1 day 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.