Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 23 November 2054 Monday 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 22 November 2054 at 10:22.
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 ∠15° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2054 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:48, this is 14 days after last apogee on 8 November 2054 at 19:52 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 December 2054 at 16:51 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 370 009 km (229 913 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2054. It is 7 501 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 347 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 21 November 2054 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 December 2054 at 06:07 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 18 November 2054 at 17:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.632°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.707° in the next southern standstill on 1 December 2054 at 17:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 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.