Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 20 November 2079 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 15 November 2079 at 19:26.
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 ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2079 after 18 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
9 days 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 November 2079 at 15:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 391 226 km (243 097 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 258 km (252 437 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 06:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 4 December 2079 at 19:50 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 12 November 2079 at 08:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.320°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.260° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2079 at 04:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.