Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 November 2049 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 17 November 2049 at 14:32.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2049 after 20 days on 9 December 2049 at 07:28.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 616 of Meeus index or 1569 from Brown series.
Length of current 616 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 617 length.
Length of current synodic month is 37 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 26 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.2°. 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 apogee on 16 November 2049 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 November 2049 at 11:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 403 540 km (250 748 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 491 km (227 727 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 10 November 2049 at 14:33 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 November 2049 at 00:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 12 November 2049 at 00:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.270°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.274° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2049 at 06:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 25 November 2049 at 05:35 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.