Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 November 2096 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2096 after 11 days on 29 November 2096 at 21:34.
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 3 days 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 16 November 2096 at 05:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 November 2096 at 19:43 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 402 601 km (250 165 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 609 km (221 587 mi).
3 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 November 2096 at 18:48 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 19:29 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.983°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2096. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.962° in its northern standstill point on 1 December 2096 at 20:29 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 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.