On November 15, 2023, the Moon will be in its Waxing Crescent Phase, best observed in the western sky after sunset. This phase follows the New Moon and is ideal for observing the moon’s surface features.
The moon will appear mostly dark, with the right edge becoming brighter as it progresses towards the next phase, the First Quarter, with 50% illumination. To view the daily moon phases for November 2023, refer to the Moon Phases Calendar.
Tomorrow Moon Phase November 15 2023
On November 15, the Waxing Crescent Phase will have an illumination of 5%, indicating the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The Moon will be 2.13 days old, representing the time since the last New Moon. The lunar cycle encompasses all 8 Moon phases and spans 29.53 days.
Phase Details For November 15
- Phase: Waxing Crescent
- Illumination: 5%
- Moon Age: 2.13 days
- Moon Angle: 0.53
- Moon Distance: 378,192.19 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 147,957,519.79 km
The Waxing Crescent Phase on November 15, 2023, will show the Moon’s illuminated fraction as 5%, increasing over time. The 2-day-old Moon will be in the ♐ Sagittarius constellation when observed from Earth.
The Moon’s phase on November 15, 2023, will be the Waxing Crescent, with the Moon being 1.88 days old and 4.46% illuminated, and positioned at a distance of approximately 379,838.18 km from Earth. At this time, the Moon will be in the Sagittarius sign. During the Waxing Crescent phase, the Moon will transition from 0.1% to 49.9% illumination before reaching the First Quarter phase. It will rise in the east before noon, pass the meridian before sunset, and set in the west before midnight.
This phase, like all moon phases, will last for just over 7 days, with its actual duration varying due to the elliptical shape of the moon’s orbit. Despite only a small part of the Moon being illuminated during the
Waxing Crescent phase, it is sometimes possible to faintly observe the rest of the moon, known as “earthshine” or Da Vinci glow, caused by sunlight being reflected off the Earth and back to the Moon.