Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 18 November 2100 Thursday 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 16 November 2100 at 22:19.
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 ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2100 after 28 days on 16 December 2100 at 17:00.
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 1247 of Meeus index or 2200 from Brown series.
Length of current 1247 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 1248 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.7°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 16 November 2100 at 05:23 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 November 2100 at 20:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 403 330 km (250 618 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 592 km (222 197 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 10 November 2100 at 08:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 November 2100 at 23:00 in ♌ Leo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 5 November 2100 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.051°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.950° in the next northern standstill on 19 November 2100 at 13:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 1 December 2100 at 13:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.