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Moon phase on 29 November 2071 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | November 2071

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 46% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 November 2071 at 21:06 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2071 after 7 days on 7 December 2071 at 06:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 889 / 1842

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 889 of Meeus index or 1842 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠102.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠102.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠138.1°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 27 November 2071 at 16:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 December 2071 at 10:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 502 km

The Moon is 403 502 km (250 725 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 998 km (225 556 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 17 November 2071 at 01:15 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 December 2071 at 07:18 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 24 November 2071 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.413°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.456° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 December 2071 at 10:00 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 7 December 2071 at 06:57 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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