Moon phase November 22, 2023: On this day, the Moon is in the waxing phase of crushing. Visible in most of the night sky, setting a few hours before sunrise. This phase is when the Moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet full. The phase lasts about 7 days and the moon gets brighter day by day until the full moon. This September full moon is the fourth and final supermoon of 2023.
During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 1 th century and has its roots in the Latin word andquot;gibbosusandquot; meaning humpbacked. Visit the November 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.
Moon Phase November 22 2023 Wednesday
Phase Details For November 22 2023
- Phase: Waxing Gibbous
- Illumination: 73%
- Moon Age: 9.58 days
- Moon Angle: 0.55
- Moon Distance: 364,669.73 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 147,740,287.02 km
Waxing Gibbous Phase
The Waxing Gibbous on November 22 has an illumination of 73%.
This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On November 22 the Moon is 9.58 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.
Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on 22 November 2023, Wednesday. Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Moon Phase for Wednesday Nov 22nd, 2023
The current moon phase for November 22nd, 2023 is the Waxing Gibbous phase. On this day, the moon is 9.16 days old and 73.6 % illuminated with a tilt of -126.997°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 369,986.67 km and the moon sign is Pisces. The phase of the moon on November 22, 2023 is the waxing phase.
This is the phase where the Moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet 100% illuminated (which would be a full moon). The right side is illuminated in the northern hemisphere and the left side in the southern hemisphere. 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 word Gibbous was first used in the 1 th century and comes from the Latin word gibbosus, which means hunchback.