Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 November 2079 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34.
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 ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2079 after 26 days on 8 December 2079 at 15:16.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 987 of Meeus index or 1940 from Brown series.
Length of current 987 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 988 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠116.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠148.4°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 10 November 2079 at 21:38 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 November 2079 at 15:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 319 km (225 756 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 258 km (252 437 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 7 November 2079 at 11:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 November 2079 at 06:11 in ♎ Libra.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 08:30 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.320°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.260° in its southern standstill point on 26 November 2079 at 04:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 23 November 2079 at 11:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.