Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 November 2024 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2024 after 26 days on 15 December 2024 at 09:02.
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.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 November 2024 at 11:56 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 378 092 km (234 935 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 315 km (251 851 mi).
5 days 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2024 at 21:31 in ♍ Virgo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 10:22 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.522°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.452° in its southern standstill point on 2 December 2024 at 22:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 1 December 2024 at 06:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.