Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 27 November 2081 Thursday 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 3 days on 23 November 2081 at 19:49.
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 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2081 after 18 days on 16 December 2081 at 04:31.
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 1012 of Meeus index or 1965 from Brown series.
Length of current 1012 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 1013 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠29.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠52.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:46, this is 15 days after last apogee on 11 November 2081 at 04:54 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 December 2081 at 00:48 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 367 156 km (228 140 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 648 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 200 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 24 November 2081 at 11:52 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 December 2081 at 17:00 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 19 November 2081 at 01:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.201°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.151° in the next southern standstill on 1 December 2081 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 30 November 2081 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.