Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 28 November 2059 Friday 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 26 November 2059 at 23:42.
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 ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2059 after 20 days on 19 December 2059 at 02:11.
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 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 apogee on this date at 22:30, this is 11 days after last perigee on 17 November 2059 at 04:17 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 December 2059 at 10:07 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 737 km (251 492 mi) away from Earth. It is 671 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 972 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 18 November 2059 at 20:56 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 December 2059 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 22 November 2059 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.219°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.188° in the next southern standstill on 6 December 2059 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 5 December 2059 at 01:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.