Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 November 2051 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | November 2051

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 11 November 2051 at 13:07.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2051 after 1 day on 18 November 2051 at 05:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 641 / 1594

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.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠187.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠187.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠214.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 10:55. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 2 November 2051 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 29 November 2051 at 23:42 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 357 776 km

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 further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 16 November 2051 at 01:34 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 November 2051 at 08:08 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 7 November 2051 at 04:46 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.703°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.736° at the point of next northern standstill on 20 November 2051 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 18 November 2051 at 05:06 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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