Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 15 November 2071 Sunday 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 14 November 2071 at 14:24.
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 ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2071 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 12 November 2071 at 01:07 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 November 2071 at 16:12 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 365 410 km (227 055 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 865 km (251 571 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 November 2071 at 01:15 in ♍ Virgo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 11 November 2071 at 00:34 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.336°. Next 8 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 6 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.