Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 November 2024 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | November 2024

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

Waning Crescent 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1945".

Cold Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2024 after 18 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 25 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 11:56. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 12 December 2024 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 315 km

This apogee Moon is 405 315 km (251 851 mi) away from Earth. It is 93 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 394 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 25 November 2024 at 21:31 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 December 2024 at 19:36 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 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 6 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 4 days

In 4 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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