Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 17 November 2059 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 12 November 2059 at 20:45.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2059 after 2 days on 19 November 2059 at 13:09.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:17, this is 15 days after last apogee on 1 November 2059 at 04:40 in ♍ Virgo. 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 28 November 2059 at 22:30 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 363 733 km (226 013 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 225 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 623 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 November 2059 at 20:56 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 9 November 2059 at 16:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.235°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.219° in the next northern standstill on 22 November 2059 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 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.