Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 19 November 2078 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1942".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2078.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 975 of Meeus index or 1928 from Brown series.
Length of current 975 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 12 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2078. It is 30 minutes longer than next lunation 976 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠172.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠196.6°. 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 perigee on this date at 08:57, this is 13 days after last apogee on 5 November 2078 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 December 2078 at 15:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 356 690 km (221 637 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2078. It is 5 818 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 265 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 18 November 2078 at 09:52 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 December 2078 at 18:16 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 9 November 2078 at 06:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.622°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.596° in the next northern standstill on 22 November 2078 at 03:20 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.