Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 November 2054 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 15 November 2054 at 08:49.
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 ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2054 after 26 days on 14 December 2054 at 22:41.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 678 of Meeus index or 1631 from Brown series.
Length of current 678 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 679 length.
Length of current synodic month is 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠44°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠72.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
9 days after point of apogee on 8 November 2054 at 19:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 November 2054 at 15:48 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 373 405 km (232 023 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 009 km (229 913 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 8 November 2054 at 04:08 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 November 2054 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 17:11 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.632°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.707° in its southern standstill point on 1 December 2054 at 17:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 29 November 2054 at 08:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.