Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 14 November 2024 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:18, this is 15 days after last apogee on 29 October 2024 at 22:50 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the 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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 12 November 2024 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2024 at 21:31 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 5 November 2024 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.578°. Next 3 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 1 day 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.