Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 17 November 2051 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 11 November 2051 at 13:07.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2051 after 1 day on 18 November 2051 at 05:06.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 641 of Meeus index or 1594 from Brown series.
Length of current 641 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 38 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2051. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 642 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠187.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:55, this is 14 days after last apogee on 2 November 2051 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 November 2051 at 23:42 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 776 km (222 312 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 732 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 580 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 16 November 2051 at 01:34 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 November 2051 at 08:08 in ♎ Libra.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 7 November 2051 at 04:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.703°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.736° in the next northern standstill on 20 November 2051 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 18 November 2051 at 05:06 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.