On November 2, 2023, the Moon will be in the Waning Gibbous phase. This phase occurs after the Full Moon and lasts for about 7 days.
During this phase, the Moon can be observed in the early morning hours on the western horizon. The illumination of the Moon gradually decreases each day until it becomes a Last Quarter Moon, with an illumination of 50%. The Moon rises later and later each night, setting after sunrise in the morning.
Moon Phase Today November 2 2023
To view the daily Moon phases for the entire month of November 2023, you can visit the November 2023 Moon Phases Calendar.
The Waning Gibbous phase on November 2 has an illumination of 77%, indicating the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. This illumination is constantly changing and can vary by up to 10% each day. The age of the Moon on November 2 is 19.52 days, representing the number of days since the last New Moon.
The lunar cycle, encompassing all 8 Moon phases, takes approximately 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth. Details for the phase on November 2 are as follows: Phase: Waning Gibbous Illumination: 77% Moon Age: 19.52 days Moon Angle: 0.50 Moon Distance: 395,528.44 km Sun Angle: 0.54 Sun Distance: 148,421,666.50 km.
The Moon phase on November 2nd, 2023 is the Waning Gibbous phase. It follows the Full Moon and is characterized by a gradual decrease in illumination until it reaches 50%, marking the Last Quarter phase.
During this phase, the shrinking gibbous Moon will rise in the east after sunset, reach its highest point in the sky after midnight, and set in the west after sunrise. The illumination of the Moon will decrease from 99.9% to 50.1% throughout this phase.
Although the Waning Gibbous phase technically begins immediately after the Full Moon, it can be challenging to distinguish the initial stage from a Full Moon when 98-99% of the Moon’s surface is still illuminated. Fun fact: The term “Gibbous” originated in the 14th century and is derived from the Latin word “gibbosus,” meaning humpbacked.