Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 17 November 2043 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1941".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2043.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 542 of Meeus index or 1495 from Brown series.
Length of current 542 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 40 minutes. It is 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 543 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠154°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:11, this is 12 days after last apogee on 4 November 2043 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 December 2043 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 356 949 km (221 798 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 559 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 407 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 13 November 2043 at 02:29 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2043 at 15:09 in ♍ Virgo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 6 November 2043 at 02:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.556°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.494° in the next northern standstill on 19 November 2043 at 05:40 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.