Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 9 November 2068 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1938".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2068.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 851 of Meeus index or 1804 from Brown series.
Length of current 851 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 852 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.5°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 7 November 2068 at 20:44 in ♈ Aries. 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 19 November 2068 at 19:10 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 368 451 km (228 945 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 230 km (251 798 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 19:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 24 November 2068 at 01:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 29 October 2068 at 20:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.659°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.651° in the next northern standstill on 11 November 2068 at 15:07 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.