Moon Phase November 19 2023: Today the Moon is in the waxing crescent phase. It was best seen in the west as the sun sank below the horizon. This is the first phase after the new moon and is a good time to see the features of the lunar surface.
Moon Phase November 19 2023
The moon is near the sun in the sky and mostly dark, except for the right edge of the moon, which becomes brighter as the days approach the next phase, which is the first quarter with 50% illumination.
Visit the November 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phases for this month. Waxing Crescent Phase Waxing Crescent November 19 illumination is 39%. This is the percentage of the month lit by the Sun. Lighting is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% per day.
On November 19, the Moon is 6.35 days old. This indicates how many days have passed since the last new moon. The Moon takes 29.53 days to orbit the Earth and go through all 8 lunar phases. Wax crescent 39% lit The waxing crescent moon is the phase of the moon on Sunday November 19 2023. Seen from Earth, the illuminated part of the Moon’s surface is 39% and growing. 6 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon phase on Sunday November 19, 2023
- Moon Phase Details Nov 19th, 2023
- Phase: Waning Crescent
- Moon age: 6.05 days
- Moon illumination: 39.27%
- Moon tilt: -119.431°
- Moon angle: 0.54
- Moon distance: 371,220.29 km
- Moon sign: Aquarius
The current phase of the Moon on November 19, 2023 is the waning crescent phase. Today the Moon is 6.05 days old and 39.27% illuminated at a declination of -119. 31°. The estimated distance from the Earth to the Moon is 371,220.29 km and the Moon Sign is Aquarius.
The phase of the moon on November 19, 2023 is the phase of the waning crescent moon. This is the phase where the Moon is less than 50% illuminated but has not yet reached 0% illumination (which would be a New Moon). During this part of the Moon’s cycle, it approaches the Sun as seen from Earth, and the night side of the Moon faces Earth and the waning thin crescent is illuminated.
The waning (waning) crescent moon rises around midnight, passes the meridian after sunrise, before setting after noon. This phase is best seen 1-2 hours before sunrise and is a good time to see features on the Moon’s surface. Moon craters and mountains casting long shadows can be seen through the illuminated crescent. The Waxing Gibbous phase, like all phases of the Moon, lasts a little over 7 days.
The actual length varies due to the elliptical orbit of the Moon. During this waxing gibbous phase, the Moon rises in the east in the mid to late afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. Assuming a clear night, the waxing moon will be visible for most of the night before sunset just before sunrise.
Fun fact: The lit side of the waning crescent moon always faces east, toward the sunrise.