Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 November 2055 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2055 after 15 days on 4 December 2055 at 05:40.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:34 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 691 of Meeus index or 1644 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes is the length of new lunation 691. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 692 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠24.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠45.5°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 17 November 2055 at 09:42 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 November 2055 at 09:39 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 366 588 km (227 787 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 307 km (251 846 mi).
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 November 2055 at 14:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 9 November 2055 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.007°. Next 3 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.