Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 November 2096 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 November 2096 at 00:36.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2096 after 13 days on 29 November 2096 at 21:34.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1198 of Meeus index or 2151 from Brown series.
Length of current 1198 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2096. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 1199 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.2°. 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 apogee on this date at 05:04, this is 14 days after last perigee on 1 November 2096 at 07:33 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 29 November 2096 at 19:43 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 511 km (252 594 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2096. It is 1 103 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 198 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 14 November 2096 at 20:36 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 November 2096 at 18:48 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 4 November 2096 at 10:38 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.978°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.983° in the next southern standstill on 18 November 2096 at 19:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 29 November 2096 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.