Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 17 November 2055 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 12 November 2055 at 05:38.
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 ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2055 after 16 days on 4 December 2055 at 05:40.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 690 of Meeus index or 1643 from Brown series.
Length of current 690 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 691 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠7.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠24.3°. 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 09:42, this is 15 days after last apogee on 1 November 2055 at 20:44 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 November 2055 at 09:39 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 360 295 km (223 877 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 213 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 061 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 11 November 2055 at 01:13 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 November 2055 at 14:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 9 November 2055 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.007°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.087° in the next southern standstill on 21 November 2055 at 23:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 18 November 2055 at 20:34 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.