Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 November 2059 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 5 November 2059 at 09:11.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2059 after 10 days on 19 November 2059 at 13:09.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 740 of Meeus index or 1693 from Brown series.
Length of current 740 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 741 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠262.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 1 November 2059 at 04:40 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 November 2059 at 04:17 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 381 052 km (236 775 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 733 km (226 013 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 5 November 2059 at 17:51 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 November 2059 at 20:56 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 16:49 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.235°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2059. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.219° in its northern standstill point on 22 November 2059 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 19 November 2059 at 13:09 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.