Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 17 November 2088 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 13 November 2088 at 06:32.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2088 after 11 days on 28 November 2088 at 14:18.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1099 of Meeus index or 2052 from Brown series.
Length of current 1099 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 1100 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.8°. 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 apogee on this date at 14:57, this is 16 days after last perigee on 1 November 2088 at 14:54 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 29 November 2088 at 18:53 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 757 km (252 126 mi) away from Earth. It is 349 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 952 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 11 November 2088 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2088 at 20:19 in ♈ Aries.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 15 November 2088 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.899°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.926° in the next northern standstill on 29 November 2088 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 28 November 2088 at 14:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.