Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 22 November 2048 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 20 November 2048 at 11:20.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2048 after 27 days on 20 December 2048 at 06:39.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
14 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 November 2048 at 18:24 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 157 km (251 753 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 928 km (252 232 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 02:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 5 December 2048 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 01:41 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.917°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2048. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.922° in its southern standstill point on 5 December 2048 at 21:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 5 December 2048 at 15:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.