Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 November 2026 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 9 November 2026 at 07:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2026 after 12 days on 24 November 2026 at 14:53.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 332 of Meeus index or 1285 from Brown series.
Length of current 332 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 333 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠159.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
14 days after point of perigee on 28 October 2026 at 18:01 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 November 2026 at 17:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 405 085 km (251 708 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 619 km (252 040 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 3 November 2026 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 November 2026 at 11:49 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 09:40 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.697°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.645° in its northern standstill point on 26 November 2026 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 24 November 2026 at 14:53 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.