Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 November 2024 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 23 November 2024 at 01:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1944".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2024 after 20 days on 15 December 2024 at 09:02.

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 November 2024 at 11:56 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 402 879 km

The Moon is 402 879 km (250 337 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 315 km (251 851 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 12 November 2024 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2024 at 21:31 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 18 November 2024 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.522°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.452° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 December 2024 at 22:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 1 December 2024 at 06:21 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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