Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 16 November 2041 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 November 2041 at 16:06 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2041 after 21 days on 7 December 2041 at 17:42.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 517 of Meeus index or 1470 from Brown series.
Length of current 517 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 6 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 518 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠229.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.9°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 5 November 2041 at 15:42 in ♈ Aries. 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 17 November 2041 at 10:08 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 871 km (251 575 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 651 km (251 438 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 7 November 2041 at 12:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 November 2041 at 17:04 in ♎ Libra.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 11 November 2041 at 19:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.827°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.785° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2041 at 07:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 23 November 2041 at 17:36 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.