Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 November 2051 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | November 2051

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 18 November 2051 at 05:06.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1942".

Beaver Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2051 after 27 days on 17 December 2051 at 16:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 641 / 1594

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 17 November 2051 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 November 2051 at 23:42 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 371 512 km

The Moon is 371 512 km (230 847 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 942 km (252 241 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 16 November 2051 at 01:34 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 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

18 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 at northern standstill

At 02:16 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.736°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.781° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 4 December 2051 at 11:27.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 3 December 2051 at 09:37 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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