Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 November 2048 Sunday 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 2 days on 6 November 2048 at 04:38.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2048 after 11 days on 20 November 2048 at 11:20.
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 604 of Meeus index or 1557 from Brown series.
Length of current 604 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2048. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 605 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 7 November 2048 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 November 2048 at 18:24 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 775 km (226 039 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 928 km (252 232 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 12:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 22 November 2048 at 02:54 in ♊ Gemini.
At 12:22 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 11:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.947°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.917° in its northern standstill point on 22 November 2048 at 01:41 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 20 November 2048 at 11:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.