Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 12 November 2071 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 7 November 2071 at 18:47.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2071 after 24 days on 7 December 2071 at 06:57.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 888 of Meeus index or 1841 from Brown series.
Length of current 888 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 10 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 889 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠102.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:07, this is 12 days after last apogee on 30 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 November 2071 at 16:12 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 368 535 km (228 997 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 027 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 821 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 4 November 2071 at 02:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 November 2071 at 01:15 in ♍ Virgo.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 11 November 2071 at 00:34 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.336°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.413° in the next southern standstill on 24 November 2071 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 21 November 2071 at 18:59 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.