Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 20 November 2097 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 19 November 2097 at 13:03.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2097 after 28 days on 19 December 2097 at 00:04.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1210 of Meeus index or 2163 from Brown series.
Length of current 1210 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 1211 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠145.6°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 9 November 2097 at 12:12 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 November 2097 at 08:58 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 366 575 km (227 779 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 634 km (224 709 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 17 November 2097 at 19:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 November 2097 at 14:46 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 8 November 2097 at 10:53 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.959°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.924° in the next northern standstill on 22 November 2097 at 02:03 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 3 December 2097 at 19:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.